The Black Stars of Ghana has secured a place at the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar after a 1-1 draw against Nigeria at Moshood Abiola Stadium.
The two rivals entered into the match after their first meeting ended in a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday evening.
Otto Addo’s men demanded to avoid a defeat to earn themselves a niche in Africa’s five places to point in the World Cup.
The Super Eagles were poised for a palm from the break of the whoosh and projected Ghana back for utmost of the early exchanges.
Still, after nine twinkles, the Black Stars captain, Thomas Partey, through a link-up play with Gideon Mensah at the corner broke the impasse after the Arsenal star struck a long range to stun the Nigerian goalkeeper.
Partey’s thing had nearly quietened over home crowd but a attack on Ademola Lookman from Dennis Odoi handed the Nigerians an easy penalty after the adjudicator was urged to review the footabge of the incident.
Nigerian Protector, William Troost-Ekong, stepped up and transferred Wollacott the wrong way, levelling the score on total.
The Nigerian side had a chance to turn the game around when Osimhen beat Wollacott to find the net but after a lengthy VAR check, the thing was disallowed for offside.
The alternate half took off and both brigades grappled for a chance to qualify but the Nigerians could n’t find a alternate thing after several chances.
With the rivals failing to do so, Ghana held on the record a massive 1-1 draw and has hence secured qualification to the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.