Playoffs: Away goals will hurt Nigeria, Ghana coach says

Playoffs: Away goals will hurt Nigeria, Ghana coach says

Ghanaian interim coach, Otto Addo has said away goals from his side can hurt the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday when they battle for World Cup ticket to Qatar 2022.

The first leg between Ghana and Nigeria in Kumasi ended in a goalless on Friday, leaving a winner take it all situation in Abuja.

Coach addo is however confident ahead of the clash — saying the Super Eagles is not a favourites to qualify.


“The result doesn’t change anything. When we go there we want to win,” Addo said, as quoted by BBC Sport Africa.

“Even though our Africa Cup of Nations was not good this year, you saw we matched Nigeria in the first leg,” said the former Black Star.

“So I don’t see them as favourites, the pressure will be on them at home and away goals can hurt a lot.”

Addo acknowledged the quality of Super Eagles but is confident his squad can go toe-to-toe with them in Abuja on Tuesday.

“They have high quality players but they’ve got respect for us and I thought the match in Kumasi was equal in terms of performance.”

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