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Exclusive: 2022 WCQ Playoff: Ghana Can’t Cope With Eagles’ Attack –Shorunmu

Exclusive: 2022 WCQ Playoff: Ghana Can’t Cope With Eagles’ Attack –Shorunmu

Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has warned the Black Stars of Ghana that they will find it difficult to cope with Super Eagles attack ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qaulifying playoff.



Shorunmu made this known in an interview with Completesports.com, where he said that the strike-force of Odion Ighalo, Sadiq Umar, Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis, and Ademola Lookman are capable to down the Black Stars.

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“Although I expect a very tight game between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana, however, I am still optimistic that the strikers in our disposal will be too hot for Ghana to handle.



“I don’t think they will be able to cope with the firepowers of the Super Eagles strikers such as Ighalo, Sadiq, Dennis, Osimhen and others in Europe. This is a game the players are desperately waiting for to make the nation proud by qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.”



Ghana will have home advantage first and both legs will be played between March 25 and 29 with the aggregate winners securing a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.



Nigeria are seeking to qualify for the World Cup a seventh time and, since 1994, have missed only one of seven editions. The last of three appearances by Ghana was in 2014.

 

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  • Yeboah 11 months ago

    Football is not played in the pages of sports websites but on the field. We shall see on that day.

     
  • Michel 11 months ago

    On paper u are right,but these strikers u mentioned will need to take thier chances for us to win,the defence will need to focus for 90 mins,the goal keeping department needs to be handed over to GOD, who will keep that day will determine the outcome too,if we play okoye,forget it.if we play uzoho,there is hope.

     
    • Mtchew why you guys like to point finger at one player that’s what Sadiq Umar was still saying that that’s what he hates about we fans that we point fingers. Are you from the future that you know if we play okoye that we are going to lose? Uzoho team might even be relegated if they don’t win their relegation group games, and he is even a bench warmer.
      Okoye coming back from a splendid display you are still predicting the future, that we are going to lose if he plays.
      Pls o tell us if you been to the future before and you dob know what will happen so that we can write a letter to the NFF to play Uzoho and if by mistaken Uzoho concede a goal. Because we can’t lose before sef

       
      • Michel 11 months ago

        Okoyes team will still be relegated,even with his so called fine form

         
  • They will cope fine. It SE who should be wary.

     
  • I just wonder at some of the alarmists and fake SE fans here, crippled with fear and predicting doom for the SE in the WCQ so as to console themselves that “I told you so” in the unlikely event their fears materialize.

    But sentiments aside, while Ghana is clutching at straws with a blunt attack line rested on the shoulders of young Jordan Ayew and begging English Division 4 players to dorn their jerseys, Nigeria is spoilt for choice upfront.

    The contrasts are stark.

    GHANA
    – Their captain and best player, Dede is suspended.
    – Ghana’s goalkeeper, lol. You know the rest.
    – Ghana is even trying to beg retired Muntari playing at Ashanti Kotoko or is it Accra Hearts of Oak.
    – Hughton is just on a ceremonial job. The coach is Otto, who was part of the old crew under Milo.
    – Ghana is out of African top 10 and technically the weakest team in the WCQ 2nd round.
    – They’re clearly on a downward spiral and the underdog in the encounter.

    NIGERIA
    – Currently ranked number 3 in Africa.
    – Brimming with talents, can afford to drop Akpoguma, Ejuke, Kalu, Onuachu, Awoniyi – that would walk straight into any mid-level European tram.
    – Eguavoen’s style is full-throttle attack, with fluid, dangerous forays that will keep any defence on their toes for 90 minutes. CAF testified with that recognition at Afcon.
    – Amunike who practically groomed some of the best talents in the team is now part of the crew.

    So what’s the fear? Where’s the alarm coming from? 6 points straight jare. The easiest World Cup qualification since 1994 loading.

     
    • Yeboah 11 months ago

      @ Kel this your over confidence is what made you people lose against Tunisia. God is about to punish you
      people again.

       
      • God will punish you and your black shit Ghana team!

         
      • The way God punished you against Comoros. That was even a rehearsal. The bigger punishment is coming this month.

         
    • Kel, Ghana gives me the creeps o! I hope I can share your carte blanche optimism but I will elect to remain very “cautiously optimistic”!

      Cheers bro and nice to have communicated with you after such a long time. At some point there were like 2 Kel’s on this platform and I couldn’t always decipher who was who.

       
      • Hahahaha @deo. Me too o, in the same boat with you – but just stating current facts. The odds are clearly in Nigeria’s favour and any other result will undoubtedly be an upset.

        Yes o, I’ve noticed a couple of other Kels here and it’s funny. You’re lucky no one has really cloned your username.Always nice to read your takes :).

        @Yeboah, I understand your sentiments. I don’t expect you to say otherwise. You have to speak from the heart first, and not from the head. But can you dispute any of the facts I’ve stated? About Tunisia, it was a one-legged knockout match. Even they know they wouldn’t have gone through if there was going to be a return leg,which was why they celebrated it like the upset it was. You support Ghana, I’ll support Nigeria. History favours you, current stats favour us. What ultimately counts (even though they’re both factors)? Your records or your current form? Be honest.

         
    • Nothing to fear honestly apart from your ridiculous write up.

      – Their captain and best player, Dede is suspended
      Ghana has so many good players individually, their problem is same as Nigeria
      ( Cohesion)

      – Ghana’s goalkeeper, lol. You know the rest.
      Is Nigeria any better in that department?

      – Ghana is even trying to beg retired Muntari playing at Ashanti Kotoko or is it Accra Hearts of Oak.
      Lies, local fans who watched him play for OAKS called for his return, and
      this is what happens everywhere, have you heard the GFA mentioned that? ( GHANA IS EVEN TRYING TO BEG) is a lie and wrong phrase to use.

      – Hughton is just on a ceremonial job. The coach is Otto, who was part of the old crew under Milo.

      And can you analyse what makes Eguavoen and Amuneke better than those 2 ?

      – Ghana is out of African top 10 and technically the weakest team in the WCQ 2nd round.
      What is you point bro? Tunisia was one of the worst team during the AFCON
      group stage, they qualified as best loser and with mere 3 points, and
      against Nigeria who qualified as the best team of the group stage and one
      of the favourite for the trophy, how did it goes?

      – They’re clearly on a downward spiral and the underdog in the encounter.
      Downward Spiral? what is that really? Nigeria recently struggled against
      teams like CAPE VERDE, LEONE STARS, CAR. Its not that Nigeria achieved
      anything since Stephen Keshi made it happened in 9 years ago.

      – Currently ranked number 3 in Africa
      When it comes to ranking in African ? its pointless.

      – Brimming with talents, can afford to drop Akpoguma, Ejuke, Kalu, Onuachu, Awoniyi – that would walk straight into any mid-level European tram.

      No doubt I cant see any team in the whole Africa with more young and
      excellent players as Nigeria, but do we have expert to make use of these
      players? NO

      – Eguavoen’s style is full-throttle attack, with fluid, dangerous forays that will keep any defence on their toes for 90 minutes. CAF testified with that recognition at Afcon
      Please just STOP.

      – Amunike who practically groomed some of the best talents in the team is now part of the crew.

      So if Amunike is a Guardiola and Mourinho put together, he is suppose to
      perform his miracle with the 1-2 weeks hes gonna spend in camp with these 28
      players?

      If Germany is the number 1 ranked team in the world, and playing against the Italian who is ranked 100, the German will still suffer and most of the time will loose to the italian, same with Brazil and Argentina, no matter who is form or not, you cant bet your money on anyone to win, unless you just wanna gamble.

      Ghana and Nigeria matches always has a different story on its own, so all these facts your referencing will have no impact on the games, so its either you dont know or you are just pretending.

       
  • Oseodion Inegbenebor 11 months ago

    The facts are there… We’ve met for a period of 56x and out of which, Ghana won 25x, Draw 19x while Nigeria won 12x, that’s how it’s.

    Ghana/Nigeria match has always been about entitlement and bragging right. It hasn’t been an easy one. It’s a rivalry that doesn’t take into cognizance the calibre of players on display but rather, the pride that exist between the two West African neighbors.

    We are going to be seeing a totally different Black Stars away from the ones that underperformed at the recent 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals – bowing out of the tournament in the group stage without winning a single game. That’s a caveat and the more reason why Coach Eguavoen must be prepared to unleash his very best players.

    Like every SE fan, I feel what is germain is to pick the sole ticket and not necessarily playing fanciful or entertaining football. We just have to be at the World cup in Qatar.

    God luck SE, God bless Nigeria.

     
    • Shatta Wale vs Burna Boy in your post below,,,, he he he he, that is quite funny.
      With regards to the match and considering the current form of our talents, I don’t see Black Stars defense stopping, Odion Ighalo, Osimhen and Moses Simon. It is a game the Super Eagles are winning away and home.

       
      • Oseodion Inegbenebor 11 months ago

        Shatta/Burna was just an offside. @Henry, your opinion isn’t different from that of Shorunmu excepting that he picked Lookman in place of Moses. I would also prefer we start with them as well and believing we will be victorious at the end of it all.

        However, I’m admonishing the SE coaching crew to be well prepared. Any game between Ghana and Nigeria doesn’t is never a paint and brush thing.

         
        • Oseodion Inegbenebor 11 months ago

          ***Any game between Ghana and Nigeria is never a paint and brush thing.

           
      • Kayode Olapitan 11 months ago

        I share in your views. Aribo, Etebo and Amoo in the mid field would breath life into the match. The black stars are already seeing fireworks in the match.

         
  • @Oseodion, I think the last time we played was an 0.0 draw in Accra and a 3.0 win against Ghana in P/H, second leg.
    Though we seem better on current form, I also believe the game will be tight just as Shorunmu posited. All Eguavoen needs do is to select players based on current form. FORWARDS:Ighalo, Osimhen and Moses Simon, MF: Aribo, Amoo and Etebo, D: Ekong, Balogun, Zaidu and Aina; GK: Okoye.
    This set will kill it.

     
  • That means all the attackers wil play on that day . So the team wil not have mid fielders …… thanks. It is just 14days to go. I like this Nigerian team .

     
  • Ndubest 11 months ago

    @Owusu are you consoling yourself for eminent defeat?

     
    • Wen I say Nigerians get sense u think I m a liar …

       
      • Nigeria formation 1 3 2 0 5 . No body to pass to attack

         
        • One thing you should know about Nigerian players invited is that couple of them are utility players (brilliantly hold, create and score e.g. Aribo , Amoo etc.) Also if you have been watching Arsenal of late you will understand that ball playing strikers(e.g. Laccazette) can also be deployed to create and score at the same time . in this line Nigeria has 80% of their attackers as reliable creators as well. e.g. Osimen ,Lookman , kelechi and so on . With the current squad Nigeria possesses, The Technical crew has the option to change to any formation due to the ability of majority of their players to play multiple positions.
          Conclusively ,Nigeria can pick 15 players in very good form at their various clubs.

           
  • @Oseodion, the rivalry is in sports, as well as in music and general lifestyle. You easily hear an Ankra man saying Ghana joloof rice is better than Nigerian joloof.

     
    • Oseodion Inegbenebor 11 months ago

      That makes it lighter. And since it’s also in music, why not Shatta Wale and Burna Boy play the match then? Lolz!

       
  • Friday Ikolos 11 months ago

    @Dan, not only your joloof is better than mine, I can’t even wait for Ghanaians to come and make noise about Nigerians not having electricity after the Eagles victory in the away match

     
  • Yaw Edem 11 months ago

    Ndubest, there is nothing to be afraid of coz Ghana will beat Nigeria anywhere, anyday and anytime.

     
  • Bob Martins 11 months ago

    Hahaha @Oseodion Inegbenebor, exactly the real Ghanaian entitlement as a way of life…..Nigeria is the reason why Ghanaian music is not selling…..LMFAO.

     
    • Oseodion Inegbenebor 11 months ago

      @Bobs Martin’s, Entitlement, hmmmmm!…It is possible we have Nigeria Ghanaians in our midst.

       
  • Can someone please do Nigeria – Ghana 11 for this encounter please?

     
    • Moses Inyang 11 months ago

      All these owusu and Yeboah Ghanaian guys you will cry soon.Mark my words