As Peseiro trains with Eagles B, Nigeria and Ghana engage in verbal combat.


Anor Walker, the coach of Ghana, is so confident that his team will defeat Nigeria in Abuja to clinch their qualification for the African Nations Championship (CHAN), that he has instructed Salisu Yusuf, the coach of the Super Eagles B of Nigeria, to look for reasons why the Super Eagles B failed after tomorrow’s match.

The Super Eagles B squad will face the Ghanaian Black Galaxies again tomorrow in Abuja after defeating Nigeria 2-0 in the opening leg of the match last week in Cape Coast. The individual who wins the tiebreaker will be eligible for the CHAN scheduled for Algeria in 2019.

Walker claimed in remarks made before to his squad’s departure for Abuja on Wednesday that he had researched the Nigerian team and found that the Eagles lacked the resources to compete with his side in every aspect of the game.

Walker said that Ghana played well enough to win the first leg 2-0 in Cape Coast and that they are go to Nigeria to prove they are the better team.

“There would be no chance for defeat in Abuja since I did not see any danger in Nigeria’s onslaught.

“In fact, because I’ve seen how they play, we’ll strategize for it as well, and when we go to Nigeria, we’ll adopt a different approach to the game.

We won’t be returning without the qualifying ticket… We are heading to Nigeria and will undoubtedly make the CHAN the next year, the coach bragged.

The primary team of Ghana, the Black Stars, defeated the Super Eagles to earn a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, preventing Nigeria from doing so.

To avoid another difficulty with the away goal, Nigeria must score more than two goals and prevent the Ghanaians from scoring any.

Coach Yusuf specifically wants to prevent it.

Jose Peseiro, the Super Eagles technical adviserpresence ,’s encouraged Yusuf, who said that his team was prepared to climb whatever mountain necessary to earn a spot in Algeria 2023.

“We know where their team strengths lie, and we’ll look for ways to limit those strengths and investigate their shortcomings.

“A football match lasts 90 minutes, therefore we must try to undo the two goals we gave up.

“The group has to put in even more effort than we did over the little period of time we had to prepare for this game. We need to change the situation in Abuja, Yusuf stated.

Babatunde Bello, a player for Akwa United, also commented on tomorrow’s game, stating that the home-based national team is prepared for the fight of their life and that elimination is not an option.

In Ghana, they did not outperform us, but God intended them to triumph. We already have our coaches’ and all Nigerian football fans’ support, and we pledge to give them all joy on Saturday,” Bello stated.

Goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke of Enyimba acknowledges that the game would be difficult, but he is certain that Nigeria has the tools necessary to overcome Ghana’s challenge.

“We are ready to qualify on Saturday because we all understand what is at stake in this game.

“The Galaxies must play offensively rather than on defence if they know what is best for them. We don’t give a damn about what they want to accomplish, however. To advance to Algeria, winning is all that is necessary.

I’ll do my hardest to assist the squad qualify if I’m asked to participate, he stated.

The match will start at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, and tickets range from N5,000 (state box/VIP white seats) to N1,000 for normal seats, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

According to the NFF, VIP tickets will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. today in its Head Office Package B, NFF’s Wuse Zone 7 Old Office, and the MKO Abiola Stadium stand, while normal tickets will be available at the stadium on the day of the game.

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