Nigeria are busy about the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs preparation against their West African rivals Ghana this month. And the Super Eagles head coach Augustine Eguavoen has made it known that they will be looking to beat the Black Stars of Ghana both home and away.
“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.
The former Nigeria international did indicate that it won’t be easy against the Black Stars, who have a new coach in Otto Addo.
“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.”
The last competitive match between Ghana and Nigeria was in January 2010.
The Black Stars edged out the Super Eagles 1-0 in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal game in Angola.