Qatar 2022: “Ghana are not a pushover,” —Nigeria head coach Eguavoen says

Qatar 2022: “Ghana are not a pushover,” —Nigeria head coach Eguavoen says

Nigeria head coach Augustine Eguavoen says he knows where the Super Eagles have to improve if they are to beat Ghana in the second leg of their World Cup play-off in Abuja on Tuesday.

The first leg in Kumasi ended goalless, meaning the Super Eagles need to win at home to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.

“Ghana were on top of their game in the first leg but they didn’t have any clear-cut chances – but we had two clear-cut chances,” Eguavoen said ahead of Tuesday’s clash in Abuja.

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“Ghana are not a pushover, they have a lot of talent. We will keep respecting them and I’m very sure the Ghana team will give us a lot of respect.

“We wanted to win the first leg but if we couldn’t win I would have settled for a draw and that’s exactly what happened. Our organisation was very good, we combined well in all the lines.

“But we didn’t react quickly, so that’s something we have to work on because we cannot allow the Ghanaian players freedom on the ball,” Eguavoen added.

A win tonight and Nigeria have booked a place in Qatar 2022.

Time: 6pm

Venue: Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja

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