2022 World Cup playoff: Nigeria boss Eguavoen not too worried ahead of Ghana tie



Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen is feeling confident ahead of their World Cup playoff tie against Ghana this month.

The games are scheduled for late March with Ghana hosting the first leg on March 25 and the second leg three days later in Abuja.

Nigeria are slight favourites given they performed better than Ghana at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Super Eagles got knocked out in the Round of 16, which was better than Ghana who shockingly exited in the first round with one point and no win.

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And ahead of the games, Eguavoen says that the professionalism and quality shown by the Eagles stars give him the confidence that Ghana are beatable.

“I was impressed with the high level of discipline and commitment of the players at the AFCON in Cameroon, and I feel privileged to lead the group,” Eguavoen said after meeting with some of the Super Eagles players.

“We have two tough games against Ghana next month, but I am not too worried because we have a squad that knows it is a mountain that we have to climb.

“We have a good headache to deal with – which is a surplus of good players. I want to thank the Government and the NFF for all the support during the AFCON; we will need even greater support for the World Cup playoff.”

Eguavoen will count on the technical sagacity of ex-international Emmanuel Amuneke, as the former Barcelona winger has been named the Super Eagles chief coach.

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