Tremendous Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has acknowledged emphatically that the gamers will do all the things to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup once they face archrivals Ghana in a double-header playoff for one of many 5 tickets allotted to Africa.
The Eagles are billed to face the Black Stars within the first leg on the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday, earlier than returning to Nigeria for the second leg on the Moshood Abiola Nationwide Stadium in Abuja on March 29.
The rivalry between each West African giants dates again to the Nineteen Fifties and general, Ghana has been the higher facet by way of performances, successful 21 video games, shedding 10, with 18 ending in draw, however Musa believes their spectacular run will finish as this can be a new technology of Eagles.
“I do know they’ve an excellent report in opposition to Nigeria, however this can be a new technology of the Tremendous Eagles, so we’re going there to interrupt that report,” Musa stated in a video posted on the Eagles YouTube web page.
“I do know we’ll do our greatest to make the followers completely satisfied, I do know we stated we had been going to win the Africa Cup of Nations however there was a setback. The one factor we are able to do to make Nigerians proud is to offer them the World Cup ticket and God keen, we’ll try this.”
Musa added that video games in opposition to Ghana had all the time been robust.
“I keep in mind the pleasant sport we performed in opposition to Ghana on the Watford stadium in London (in 2011). The sport ended goalless however was very robust. It was like a struggle on the pitch and out of doors the pitch.
“We all know that this sport shouldn’t be going to be straightforward, so we have now to offer all the things we have now within the first leg to see what we have now earlier than we return dwelling. We are going to do our greatest over there.
“The rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana isn’t just about soccer, it’s additionally about politics, it’s in regards to the jollof rice, music, trend, motion pictures and leisure, I imply all the things and now soccer has introduced us collectively to point out who the king is.”