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Nigeria vs Ghana is more than just football - Osimhen

Sun 27 March 2022 | 20:35

Nigeria and Ghana will go against each other in Abuja on Tuesday as they aim for a spot in Qatar by the end of the year.

Victor Osimhen

, the

Napoli

striker, thinks that the clash between

Nigeria

and

Ghana

in the qualifier for the World Cup 2022 is more than a football match.

After a goalless draw in Kumasi on Friday, the two sides are going to face off at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium on Tuesday aiming for a ticket for the World Cup.

The striker believes breaking down the Black Stars’ defence was a difficult task notwithstanding playing the whole game. However, he insisted that the Super Eagles are ready to make Nigerians delighted in Abuja.

The rivalry between these two sides began 70 years ago, with 57 matches played – the Black Stars won 25, while the Super Eagles won 12.

Ghana is a great team and we will never underrate the team just as we've been doing, we saw the upset the Central African Republic gave to us,"

Osimhen told the Caf website.

"For me, I would do my best, but it's not just about me, we have some inspirational players in the team like Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Kenneth Omeruo and other great players. With the help of their experience, we'll be able to actualize this dream.

"We know the importance of the game to us, our families, careers and the entire nation. This game is more than just football and we will give our best and also try to make sure we have the upper hand."

Osimhen is eager to get to the World Cup in Qatar after he missed the previous edition in Russia due to an injury.

He is a top scorer for his country, having found the net four times in seven matches.

"

At the last Fifa World Cup, Russia 2018, I was in the hospital, supporting the Super Eagles,"

he added.

"I have always been a fan of the Super Eagles, having an opportunity to be here, we have one more hurdle. I am looking forward to the game as well as getting the World Cup ticket.

“To be called up to represent is a dream come true. I will always seize the opportunity to represent the Super Eagles if I'm fit and very much okay.”


source: SportMob

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