Nigeria needs WC ticket than Ghana, Aiyegbeni says

Written by on March 22, 2022

Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni, said Ghana does not have anything to lose if the Black Stars miss the 2022 World Cup.

Ghana and Nigeria share fierce football rivalry which is set to be revisited, with the Black Stars and Super Eagles locked in battle for one of five tickets to Qatar later this year.

Despite four other qualifiers earmarked, the tie nicknamed ‘the jollof derby’ has overshadowed all, even with other headlines such as Egypt versus Senegal.

Aiyegbeni, who is Nigeria’s third-time top goal scorer, is of the view that between the two, the Super Eagles need to be in Qatar as they have a bigger football pedigree then the Black Stars.

He said: “No one will feel good, everyone will feel bad and be upset about not going to the World Cup. Also this is the last chance of most of the boys in the Nigerian team to play in the World Cup, it will never come so they have to go there and give in their best.

The Super Eagles will be hosted by the Black Stars at the Baba Yara in Kumasi, before returning the favour at Abuja’s Abiola stadium

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