MATCHS DU JOUR 23
A match that was hugely criticized by many fans and pundits for lack of flare and actions. Ghana couldn’t count on their usual captain Andre Ayew who could be spotted in the stands. He was dismissed in their last international game and so served a suspension.
No winner between Ghana and Nigeria in the first leg of the playoff for the 2022 World Cup. In a derby between neighbors that kept its promise, the Black Stars will even be able to feed some regrets. They had the best situations, but they could not find the net. A lack of realism that they could have paid a high price after a penalty obtained by the Nigerians, finally cancelled after video assistance. The two teams were left with no chance and will have to decide on Tuesday in the second leg in Abuja.
The starting line-up for Ghana - Nigeria Ghana's starting line-up: Ofori - Odoi, Amartey, Djiku, Mensah - Baba, Partey - Issahaku, Kudus, Afena Gyan - J. Ayew.
Nigeria's XI: Uzoho - Aina, Balogun, Ekong, Sanusi - Chukwueze, Bonke, Aribo, Simon - Iheanacho, Osimhen.