Wednesday, June 7, 2023

2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Moses and Ihanacho join Super Eagles as camp begins for Ghana

Nigeria’s preparations for the crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Ghana received a huge boost after the arrival of Ahmed Musa in the camp.

According to a post on the Super Eagles Twitter handle, the Fatih Karagumuk forward joined the rest of the team on Monday evening.

Watford’s William Trost-Akong headlined the early arrivals which included Rangers centre-back Leon Balogun, West Bromwich Albion’s Semi Ajai, Torino right-back Ola Aina, Brentford’s Frank Oneka and Al Hilal striker Odion Ighalo.

Coach Augustine Aguavoen now has 12 players to face the four-time African champions in the presence of captain Moses.

Others in the camp include Francis Uzoho, Shehu Abdullahi, Daniel Akpayee, Oganekaro Etebo and Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho.

Eguavoen will wait for the remaining players to join the team at the team’s base in Abuja as soon as possible.

Nigeria and Ghana will rekindle their rivalry with the first leg billed for the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on March 25, before traveling to Abuja for the return leg on March 29.

Aguavoen’s men are held at the Well Carlton Hotel and Apartments in the nation’s capital before departing for Kumasi on Thursday.

On Sunday, Lorient midfielder Innocent Boncke was assigned a late call-up to replace the injured Wilfried Nadidi after the Leicester City star closed down with a medial ligament damage in his knee during Thursday’s UEFA Europa Conference League match against Rennes went.

Nigeria have played the last three World Cup tournaments and are looking forward to making their seventh appearance at the quadrennial showpiece in Qatar.

This will help the Super Eagles redeem themselves after their elimination in the round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Meanwhile, former Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda expressed his optimism over the potential of the Black Stars to place Nigeria at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

“I am very sure that Ghana can beat Nigeria because of the pressure coming from all sides on the team. I mean there is pressure on the team to qualify for the World Cup,” he added. aim.

“I watched the AFCON Games and the one that Nigeria lost to Tunisia. I think Tunisia’s technical team studied Nigeria very well and they were able to cut Chukuwez and Moses Simon in the match because they were the players who helped Nigeria win their group matches. They lost in that particular match when both the players went into that game.

“I’m sure the coach is very smart and he will definitely have a Plan B because when that happens you need to change the system.”

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