Ghana Urged to Forfeit Final World Cup Playoff Against Nigeria as Stunning Reason Emerges

Ghana Urged to Forfeit Final World Cup Playoff Against Nigeria as Stunning Reason Emerges

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Nigeria and Ghana will be going head to head in March in the final round of qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup
  • A member of the Ghanaian parliament Boamah has explained that his country's national team should forfeit the two games
  • Boamah is of the opinion that the Ghana national team don't have the quality to face the Super Eagles

Patrick Boamah who is a member of the Ghanaian parliament has urged the Black Stars of Ghana to forfeit their World Cup final qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Having crashed out of the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Ghana are now turning their attention to the final World Cup qualifiers coming up in March.

At the AFCON in Cameroon, Nigeria got to the knockout before they were defeated by Tunisia who won 1-0 and revenged the loss of 2019 edition in Egypt.

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Players of Super Eagles of Nigeria. Photo by Giuseppe CACACE
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Ghana on the other hand were not impressive at all at the 2021 African Cup of Nations as they failed to win any match in the Group stage before crashing out.

According to the report on Complete Sports and Daily Post, Boamah explained that Ghana should not waste resources playing against the Super Eagles.

Patrick Boamah's statement about Ghana national team

“If need be, we should dissolve our national team and prepare a team over the next five years. We should not waste our time playing Nigeria in the next World Cup qualifier.
“Look at the team Nigeria has, even though they are out of the tournament, I don’t think with this current set-up, we can stand the Nigerians.''

When is the match between Ghana vs Nigeria?

The Black Stars of Ghana will first play at home in the first leg on March 23 before traveling to Nigeria for the return leg six days later.

Eguavoen promises Super Eagles will bounce back stronger in emotional message to fans

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Augustine Eguavoen penned an emotional message to Nigerians after the three-time African champions were eliminated in the AFCON Round of 16.

A Youssef Msakni’s 47th-minute strike was enough to hand the Carthage Eagles a narrow 1-0 win against the Super Eagles in one of the shocking results of the tournament.

Nigeria will now turn their attention to qualifying to the World Cup in Qatar in November as the Super Eagles have been paired with perennial rivals Ghana.

Eguavoen thanked Nigerians for their support all through the tournament in Cameroon and promised the country will come back stronger.

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