Super Eagles encounter against the Black Stars of Ghana is coming up in less than nine day. The two countries would hope to rekindle their football rivalry in the 2022 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers Playoff.
The first leg of the double encounters will take place in Ghana on the 25th while Moshood Abiola Stadium turf in Abuja will host the return fixture.
The overall winner of the double encounters will automatically qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
Meanwhile, let us consider four reasons why Super Eagles should be scared of facing the Black Stars of Ghana in the qualifiers.
1. Presence of new coach
After a disappointing outing at the 2021 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations tournament that was held in Cameroon, the Ghana Football Association appointed an interim coach to handle the game. This should worry the Super Eagles because the new coach will likely bring a different tactics which might work for them.
2. Potential of new players
The Blacks stars may likely parade a new set of players for the crucial Qualifiers. This should be a source for concern for Nigeria.
3. Make amend to AFCON failure
The Black Stars of Ghana would do everything within their power to beat Nigeria in order to pacify the fans after a disappointing outing at the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
4. Thomas Partey’s form
Partey has been in a sublime form that many Ghanaians would wish that this vision of him will be in full flow against Nigeria.