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2022 World Cup season finisher: Ghana, Nigeria guide their midsections for ' the skirmish of Kumasi'

Race for a put in Qatar kicks on as two African forces to be reckoned with in Ghana and Nigeria clash in the first of their two-legged season finisher tie at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday.


Having neglected to win any of the last four gatherings between the sides beginning around 2006, the Super Eagles will head into the game trying to get one over their West African partners and reinforce their capability possibilities.


Ghana persevered through a disappointing effort at the Africa Cup of Nations, where they experienced a shock bunch stage exit in the wake of getting only one point from three games in Group C.


Having lost 1-0 against Morocco in their initial game, the Black Stars played out a 1-1 draw with Gabon in their second trip prior to experiencing a frustrating 3-2 loss because of debutants Comoros in the gathering finale.


Ghana will presently focus on immediately put that unfortunate run behind them as they turn their sights to the World Cup qualifying end of the season games, where they have been drawn against West African adversaries Nigeria after barely securing in front of the rest of the competition in Group G of the qualifiers.


Having gotten 10 focuses from their initial five games, Otto Addo's men required each of the three places in their last gathering game against South Africa on November 14 to advance to the following period of the qualifiers.


Previous Swansea City man Andre Ayew was quiet under tension as he changed his 33rd-minute punishment over to send Ghana top of the gathering, jumping the Bafana on objective contrast, and into the end of the season games.


While Ghana will be hoping to get where they dropped off in their bid for a spot in Qatar, they have attempted to get rolling in ongoing excursions, losing three and asserting one draw from their latest four games.


In the interim, Nigeria went unbeaten in everything except one of their six games in the World Cup qualifiers, getting four successes and one attract to gather 13 focuses to complete top of Group C, two focuses above other participants Cape Verde.


The Super Eagles' just loss came on account of Central African Republic back in October, when Karl Namnganda scored a 90th-minute champ to hand the guests a shock triumph.


Nigeria head into Friday's down new off the rear of a last-16 exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after they experienced a 1-0 misfortune against Tunisia politeness of Youssef Msakni's lone strike.


Preceding that loss, Augustine Eguavoen's side were on a six-game unbeaten run, asserting one draw and five successes, remembering three for their three AFCON bunch stage games.


While Nigeria will be looking to rapidly get back to winning ways, next up is a rival side who they have neglected to overcome in every one of the latest four gatherings between the sides, losing three and guaranteeing one draw since a 1-0 triumph back in 2006.

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