Jollof derby: Nigeria and Ghana in hunt for Qatar 2022 World Cup slot

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Nigeria and Ghana will battle on Tuesday for a single 2022 World Cup ticket. The first leg of the play-off last Friday ended in a draw at Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

The Black Stars landed in Abuja on Monday ahead of the second leg of the playy-off against Nigeria. Kick-off is scheduled on 7 PM GMT. If they didn't take a single goal at home, passing though to the Wolrd cup is all but a closed deal. Raking 61 at FIFA men's standings, the men of Otto Addo need a draw or a win to fulfill their dream of participating in their fourth World Cup. At the post-match press conference on Friday, Ghanian coach Otto Addo was satisfied with his team: "I think the Nigerians saw that we can play as well even though the AFCON was not good we matched them up [...] The pressure will be on them at home and no away goals can hurt a lot."

On the other side, Nigerians belive in their chances too. They will host Ghana at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Odion Ighalo, a Super Eagles' forward was confident about the support Nigerian fans would bring: "It is a home advantage for us but it is going to be a tough game [...] Ghana have nothing to loose so we just have to give our best, take our chances, fight from start to finish."

Ghana and Nigeria have faced each other a total of 56 times in all competitions, with Ghana recording 25 wins to Nigeria's 12 (19 matches ended in a draw).

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