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Super Eagles Of Nigeria Arrives In Abuja After First Leg Draw Against Ghana

The Super Eagles have arrived in Abuja for the second leg of their World Cup playoff clash with Ghana’s Black Stars in 2022. After the first leg encounter at the Baba Yara Stadium, the team left Kumasi. 

They arrived early Saturday morning and will begin preparations for the big game on Tuesday. 

Despite playing in front of a hostile crowd, Nigeria held Ghana to a scoreless draw and are strong favorites to qualify for Qatar. 

“We have landed Abuja…time to seal the 2022 World Cup ticket on Tuesday,” wrote Super Eagles’ official Twitter handle.

Nigeria were granted a penalty with 15 minutes remaining after Ghana midfielder Baba Iddrisu appeared to have handled the ball inside their box. 

Nigeria’s hopes of winning on the road from a penalty were crushed after VAR overturned a judgment. 

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Coach Austin Eguavoen of Nigeria said to  the media that his team was wasting their time. 

“We had two clear chances to just finish Ghana, but I think getting a draw is good even though we wanted to win here,” Eguavoen fumed.

The return leg is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. 

Ghana has two alternatives following the result of the first leg: a win or a score draw will secure qualification for the World Cup finals in Qatar, while Nigeria must win to advance. 

The victor of the two-leg competition will receive one of Africa’s five tickets to the 22nd FIFA World Cup finals, which will take place from November 14th to December 18th this year.

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