Tijani Babaginda is a former Nigerian international with a lot of knowledge and he has told Super Eagles coach Austine Eguavoen that Nigeria will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar, if he selects the right striker against the Black Stars of Ghana.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Ghana will meet in the decisive 2022 World Cup qualifier towards the end of March.
The Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana will host the first leg of the two matches to decide the winner of the World Cup place.
The return leg between the West African rivals will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at the Abiola NStadium Abuja.
However, Babaginda thinks that Eguavoen may have a difficult time selecting the Ghanaian players due to the formidable form of Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo.
“There is no doubt that the current strikers in the Super Eagles are not doing badly in Europe. The likes of Osimhen, Ighalo, Sadiq and others are banging the goals for their respective clubs and it’s a sign of good things to come for the team,” Babaginda told Completesports.
”Again, this will definitely give Eguavoen a serious headache in terms of who to select for the game against Ghana. If he gets the right strikers to start, then the team will pick the ticket for Qatar.”
The winner will be awarded one of five tickets to represent Africa in Qatar 2022.