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Super Eagles to Battle Ghana’s Black Stars in 2022 World Cup play-offs

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will battle Ghana’s Black Stars in the 2022 world cup play-offs.

The Super Eagles who are top performers so far in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, were paired with arch-rivals Ghana in the African World Cup play-offs draws in Douala on Saturday.

Ghana will have home advantage first and both legs will be played between March 21 and 29 with the aggregate winners securing a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Nigeria brushed off a troubled build-up to the Cup of Nations, including the sacking of German coach Gernot Rohr, to be the only team among the 24 in Cameroon to win all three group matches.

While the Super Eagles look forward to a last-16 clash with Tunisia on Sunday, Ghana were first-round casualties, finishing bottom of a group after a stunning 3-2 loss to minnows de Comoros.

Serbia-born Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac, who guided the Black Stars to the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals, insisted he would not resign after the humiliating loss.

“My primary ambition from the time I took over as coach last October was to qualify Ghana for the World Cup in Qatar,” he said, amid rumours that he faces the sack.

Nigeria is seeking to qualify for the World Cup a seventh time and, since 1994, have missed only one of seven editions. The last of three appearances by Ghana was in 2014.

 

 

AFP

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