The Black Stars of Ghana held the three-time African champions to a goalless draw in Kumasi on Friday March 25, as their away goal in Abuja met they advanced to Qatar.
The Ghanaian took the lead through Arsenal’s man Thomas Partey in the 10th minute. Nigeria drew level shortly after, after the video assistant referee VAR awarded a penalty in the 19th minute after Ademola Lookman was brought down by Dennis Odoi.
Super Eagles Captain William Troost-Ekong stepped up to make it 1-1 sending the Ghanaian goalkeeper the wrong way.
Fans watched on at different viewing centers hoping desperately for a second goal which never came.
Adedeji Akande is Social Media Executive he says “Starting from the first leg of this match, the Nigerian super eagles have not been so that impressive with the way they played”.
Akande added “When you look at the first half at some point, they were trying to catch up but then it is still very disappointing”.
Michael Owobamirin, an Audio Production Expert, blamed wrong substitution for the team’s performance.
He says “I think the coach made a mistake by not substituting some players on time, because some players were tired and were not giving their best in the game”.
A super Eagles fan Lawson Ebeh questioned the player’s lack of commitment “I am so disappointed with the way the super eagles of Nigeria played in Abuja, they did not give their best. They were just slow, Osimhen was the only player that gave his all.
Ebeh stated that “Now we are not going to the world, how will I watch the world cup without Nigeria being represented, it is of no use, I am so disheartened about the result of the match”.
Source : Africa News