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The technical team members of the senior men’s national team of Ghana lead Otto Addo says he and his technical team are confident in the players they have selected and the strategies they have devised ahead of the upcoming 2022 World Cup playoffs against Nigeria on Friday, 25th March, 2022 at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi.
In a short videos released by the Ghana Football Association, Otto Addo mentioned that given the history between the two nations, the upcoming matches will undoubtedly not be easy.
“We’re only a few days away from playing our crucial match against our rivals Nigeria. We all expect Ghana to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, but that won’t be easy as we need to do our best to make it to this tournament. The players, technical team and the Ghana Football Association are committed to this task. We really want to make ourselves and the nation proud by qualifying for this upcoming World Cup,” he stated.
“Matches between Ghana and Nigeria are always difficult but we believe in our players, we believe in our strategies and the unflinching support of Ghanaians as we go into these matches. We are Ghana and we have what it takes to come out victorious,” he said.
The Technical Advisor of the team, Chris Hughton also expressed the readiness of the team for the crucial encounter against the Super Eagles.
“Remain calm and be positive about the team. We strongly believe we have the quality, desire and hunger to achieve the results that we want, it is our aim to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar and we all have a duty to make that dream a reality”- he said.
“Ghana has done it before and we can guarantee you that every Ghanaian wants to see the team in Qatar and we are committed to that. We are Ghana and we are ready”- he continued.
Ghana is seeking to play in the World Cup for the fourth time having played in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 in Germany, South Africa and Brazil respectively and missing out in the last edition.
In head-to-head meetings between the two West African rivals, Ghana enjoys the superiority having won 25, drew 19 and lost 12 in 56 clashes.
The Black Stars face Nigeria in the first leg at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Friday before the second leg at the Moshood Abiola stadium in Abuja next Tuesday.
With the first leg just four days away, the Stars are yet to release a squad list although their opponents have.
From the technical advisor and head coach of the Black Stars- remain calm they plead pic.twitter.com/EmyCqJUqIc
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