Ghana picks vital draw against Nigeria to secure World Cup spot
The Black Stars of Ghana put up a brace performance to pick up a 1-1 draw against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Moshood Abiola Stadium on Tuesday. The draw sent Ghana through to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament on the away goals rule.
Captain Thomas Partey gave Ghana the lead against the run of play in the 10th minute, before Watford defender William Trost-Ekong levelled from the penalty spot 12 minutes later after Ademola Lookman was judged to have been fouled in the box.
Partey’s strike puts Ghana through to the quadrennial competition on the away goals rule after the first leg finished goalless at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday.
The Black Stars thus secures an historic 4th FIFA World Cup tournament having participated in 2006, 2010 and 2014 in Germany, South Africa and Brazil respectively as Otto Addo becomes the second ingenious Coach to take Ghana to the World Cup after Kwasi Appiah in 2014.
Ghana’s qualification denied Nigeria a fourth successive outing at the World Cup finals.