Ghana head coach, Otto Addo says he felt pity for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, after the Black Stars of Ghana beat them to the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoffs on Tuesday.
Thomas Partey first half strike was enough to qualify the four-times African champion for the mondial event in Qatar later this year.
Ghana qualified on away goals rule after drawing the game 0-0 in Kumasi, Ghana, and played out a 1-1 draw in Abuja, Nigeria.
Reacting after the game, the former Ghanaian midfielder said he “feel pity” for the three-times African champions, Nigeria.
“I am really delighted because it was a tough match we had to fight our way through. Especially in the first half and I think through some changes the players did their absolute best.
“And still they had some good chances, our goalkeeper was there when we needed him and the defensive line was outstanding.
“We had understanding and a bit of luck also. If you see the chances the Nigerians were better and I feel pity for them but this is football sometimes you fight your way through.
Otto Addo is the first Ghanaian to have represented Ghana at the World Cup and also qualified the team to the Mundial as a coach.
The World Cup draw takes place this week with the world’s biggest teams set to learn their fate.