Former Ghanian midfielder Laryea Kingston has said the Nigerian national team is more organized than Ghana’s ahead of the World Cup play-offs between Nigeria and Ghana on Friday.

The West African nations will square off in a two-legged tie on 25 and 29 March with a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on the line.

Kingston, who played for Ghana from 2002 to 2010, noted that “there’s never been consistency in our technical team” given the rather frequent change in coaches. The Ghanian national football team has had five different coaches in the last five years.

“To be honest and fair, at the moment, I think Nigeria is more organized than Ghana,” Kingston, 41, said. “We all know that our coach that took us to the last Nations Cup is no longer there.

“There’s never been consistency in our technical team. At the moment we know there’s new management in now. I’m pretty sure they are now putting their heads together, trying to find players that will represent the team in that important game.

“So, in comparing the two teams, I think Nigeria is more prepared, but for Ghana, we aren’t prepared yet because we are bringing a new technical team with new ideology, different styles and all that.”