The Back Stars will face the Super Eagles in two matches, one each in Kumasi and Abuja, as the race for a spot in November’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar heats up.
Ghana will host the first leg on Friday, March 25 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium before traveling to Abuja for the second leg on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Because of the known rivalry between the two countries, football fans in Accra and Abuja will be paying close attention to this upcoming match.
On Monday, seven players showed up for the first day of training at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Edmund Addo, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Dennis Korsah, Andy Yiadom, Thomas Partey, Jojo Wollacott, and Abdul Manaf Nurudeen were among the players who took part in the training session.
With Technical Advisor Chris Hughton present, head coach Otto Addo and his two assistants, Didi Dramani and George Boateng, led the team through a light recovery training session.
The winner of the tie will represent the continent at the World Cup, which will be held from November 21 to December 1.
The Super Eagles are attempting to qualify for the global showpiece for the seventh time, having missed only one of the previous seven editions since 1994. Ghana’s most recent appearance was in 2014.
Black Stars Squad Against Nigeria Super Eagles
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St.Gallen – Switzerland)
Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Dennis Korsah (Hearts of Oak), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Dennis Odoi (Fulham), Abdul Mumin (Vitoria Guimaraes), Montari Kamaheni (Ashdod FC)
Midfielders: Baba Iddrissu (Real Mallorca), Edmund Addo (Sherif Tiraspol), Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), Elisha Owusu (Gent)
Wingers: Osman Bukari (Nantes), Joseph Paintsil (Genk), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Sporting Lisbon), Yaw Yeboah (Columbus Crew)
Strikers: Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (VFL Bochum), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Kwasi Wriedt (Holstein Kiel)