World Cup Playoffs: VAR denies Nigeria victory against Ghana (0-0)

World Cup Playoffs: VAR denies Nigeria victory against Ghana (0-0)

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was all the Ghanaian needed to play out a goalless draw with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in front of their home fans.

The Black Star, Friday evening, hosted the super eagles in a world cup playoffs in Kumasi which ended 0-0.

Both teams have limited chances in the fierce encountered.


It was Ghana who started the match the better of the two sides, roared on by a raucous home crowd, though it wasn’t until 30 minutes in that their first real chance of the match came. Abdul Fatawu let fly with a powerful strike from the edge of the box, which Francis Uzoho parried away.

The brightest chances for the Super Eagles had fell to Moses Simon just after the break, but his effort from ten-yards was saved by Ghanaian goalkeeper, JoJo Wollacott.

The Super Eagles had a massive chance to take the lead just after the break, when Moses Simon found himself clean through on goal. His shot from ten-yards out was saved though, as Jojo Wollacott kept the Super Eagles out.

As the game progress on, Nigeria thought they had an opportunity to claim victory when a ghaniyplayer handle the ball in the box eighteen but VAR cancelled it.

There was to be no further drama in the final minutes as it finished goalless, which was probably a fair result, and sets up a second-leg showdown for a place at the 2022 World Cup.

The second leg will take place at the Moshood Abiola stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 28th.

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