Nigeria, Ghana Trade Words As Peseiro Joins Eagles B In Training
Ghana’s Coach, Anor Walker, is so sure that his wards will overcome Nigeria in Abuja to seal their qualification for next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) that he has told his Nigerian counterpart, Salisu Yusuf, to look for excuses for Super Eagles B’s failure after Saturday’s encounter.
Ghana’s Black Galaxies defeated Nigeria 2-0 in the first leg of the tie in Cape Coast last week and will meet the Super Eagles B team again tomorrow in Abuja. The winner of the tie on aggregate will qualify for the CHAN billed for Algeria next year.
Speaking ahead of his team’s departure for Abuja, Walker said he has studied the Nigerian team and observed that the Eagles don’t have the materials to match his team in every sphere of the game.
“Defeat in Abuja will not be possible because I have not seen any threat in Nigeria’s attack,” he boasted.
“In fact, since I have seen the way they play, we will also strategize for it and when we get to Nigeria, it will be a different strategy that we will use to approach the game.
“We are not coming back without the qualification ticket… we are going to Nigeria and for sure qualify for CHAN next year.”
Ghana’s main team, the Black Stars, stopped Nigeria from qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup by beating the Super Eagles to the ticket through the away goals rule.
So, Nigeria must score more than two goals and stop the Ghanaians from getting any to avoid another away goal headache.
That is exactly what Coach Yusuf plans to avoid.
Buoyed by the presence of Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Jose Peseiro, Yusuf said his boys are ready to move mountains to qualify for Algeria 2023.
“We have an idea where they have strength as a team and we will seek how we can restrict their strength and explore their weaknesses.
“Football is a game of 90 minutes and we must look to overturn the two goals we conceded.
“The team needs to work even harder than we did in the short time we had to prepare for this game. We have to turn things around in Abuja,” Yusuf said.