Ghana’s interim head coach Otto Addo says he does not see Nigeria as favourites going into the second leg of their all-important World Cup play-off on Tuesday.
The first leg ended goalless on Friday in Kumasi – meaning a home win in Abuja would be enough to send the Super Eagles through to the World Cup in Qatar.
However, Addo is confident that the Black Stars, who had a poor Nations Cup outing earlier in the year, can upset the Super Eagles and secure the World Cup ticket.
“The result doesn’t change anything. When we go there we want to win,” Addo said, as quoted by BBC Sport Africa.
“Even though our Africa Cup of Nations was not good this year, you saw we matched Nigeria in the first leg,” said the former Black Star.
“So I don’t see them as favourites, the pressure will be on them at home and away goals can hurt a lot.”
Addo acknowledged the quality of Super Eagles but is confident his squad can go toe-to-toe with them in Abuja on Tuesday.
“They have high quality players but they’ve got respect for us and I thought the match in Kumasi was equal in terms of performance.”