Black Stars whack Nigerians to qualify for World Cup

Ghanaians went to Abuja with great expectations, and the Black Stars did not disappoint.

Following a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Friday, March 25, the Black Stars booked their ticket to the FIFA World Cup after ensuring a 1-1 draw at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29.

Thomas Partey’s strike was all the Black Stars needed to make sure they triumphed over their counterparts in Abuja. Troost-Ekong scored a contentious penalty, but Ghana held on regardless to qualify.

Meanwhile, despite several attempts from Nigeria in the second half, there was no goal to separate the two sides as Ghana secured qualification on the away goal rule. The Stars secured a spot to play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar.

Ghana returns to the ‘Mondial’ to be held between November and December this year, after missing out on the last edition in Russia in 2018. Ghana had previously qualified for three consecutive World Cups between 2006 and 2014.

Report by: Jeffrey Addy

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