Augustine Eguavoen, Nigeria’s head coach, has revealed that his team are aiming to defeat Ghana in both legs when they face each other in the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs.
These two West African heavyweights will face each other in the final round of FIFA World Cup qualification for 2022, with Ghana hosting Nigeria in the first match on March 25.
Nigeria will host the reverse fixture on March 29, with the victor on aggregate earning a place in the finals, which will be held in Qatar later this year.
“There is no doubt in my mind. I am a Nigerian, a full-blooded Nigerian, and if you asked me such a question, I think, without missing words, we deserve a place at the World Cup,” Eguavoen said on Ghana Soccer Net.
Cerezo did admit that facing the Black Stars, who have a new coach in Otto Addo, will be difficult.
“It’s going to be a very tough game and a tight one as well. We have a lot of mutual respect for one another, and when Ghana plays Nigeria and Nigeria plays Ghana, it’s always tough, it’s always tight,” he added.
“But you see, it’s going to boil down to us trying to go there (Ghana). We will play everything we can to try to win the game, in fact, both games.
“But with no disrespect, because Ghana is a very strong side, individually and collectively. We will just go and fight and try to win the game.” He concluded.