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Nigeria fails to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 after they couldn’t pass Ghana in the return leg playoff game on Tuesday at home. The game ended 1-1 giving the visitors an away goal edge after their 0-0 draw in Ghana few days before.
Fans of the Super Eagles who trooped the 60.000 capacity stadium showered their frustrations towards the team. For safety, all the players and technical staff of the team spent hundreds of minutes taking refuge. The Super Eagles did not risk leaving the stadium. Especially since the fans were furious and ransacked everything in their path. "The Nigerian players and technical staff were forced to wait in the dressing room for over an hour. They were afraid of being attacked by fans," reports ghanasoccernet.com. "Outside the stadium, the fans waited to attack the players and coaches. But law enforcement was able to provide security for the team," the same source added.
The recent frustration from fans of the green and whites comes a few months after the team that was tagged favorites in the AFCON 2021 failed to make the quarter finals as they were dumped 1-0 byTunisia. For the first time in 16 years, Nigeria did not qualify for a World Cup.