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Exclusive: 2022 WCQ Playoffs: Ghana Will Fall Prey To Eagles In Kumasi —Nwosu

Exclusive: 2022 WCQ Playoffs: Ghana Will Fall Prey To Eagles In Kumasi —Nwosu

Former Nigerian midfielder, Henry Nwosu has predicted that the Super Eagles will shock the Black Stars of Ghana in Kumasi ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoffs.



Ghana will host the first leg on March 25 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi after the initially designated venue, Cape Coast Stadium was rejected by CAF and FIFA because of the terrible state of the pitch.

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The return leg will be played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on March 29.



However, in an interview with Completesports.com, Nwosu stated that Ghana’s mind games, most especially with the release of their squad list a week to the game will be counter productive for them.

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“There is no doubt that the game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana will be a blockbuster encounter considering their great rivalry in the past.



“I expect a tough game but releasing a team list just a week to the game may just be counter productive for them. I am confident that the Black Stars will fall prey to the Super Eagles in Kumasi whether they like it or not.”

 

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 31
  • That’s obvious from the start, Ghanado not have the might to contain us in the first leg they will right for a draw because they will want to keep their records intact but any way their defense will be breached, I predict a double win for the super eagles

     
    • MONKEY POST 4 months ago

      6 DAYS 2 GO NO LIST?

      GHANA SUPPOSE COLLECT INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR SUSPENSE AND MIND GAMES O..

       
      • Abraham 4 months ago

        Good preparation and how hungry the boys are for victory overide their so called suspense

         
      • TopShotta 4 months ago

        I want us to shift our focus away from their list..80% of their players will be the ones who played at the last AFCON
        It’s impossible for them to include many new faces.The players will need that chemistry to gel together
        Coach Egu should study them at the last AFCON,they won’t just give first time call ups and start them immediately
        Ghana will still be almost the same except for few changes
        Rumours have it Roma’s Afena gyan got invited and a player from bristol city

         
      • tElLdEm 4 months ago

        All this guys, MonkeyYansh, selfmake dick, Yam opare aka soak away man or igbe carrier and all other kenke and banku ghana juju men here on CSNIGERIA

        Why are you always here? This forum is for Nigerians, abi you no fit read? Or maybe you are confused and don’t know how to spell ghanland or banku or kenke? Oh I see it is just that inferiority complex that all ghan man feels when they see or hear of the great Nigeria and Nigerians abi? Unu go hear WEIN! lool!

        You people are foolish and your jealousy will ensure you always fail
        Imagine this Monkeyyash guy wey bin dey here among us all these years ashe the snake na ghana man lool!
        Chaii! Na wah for ghanA people dem o!
        No wonder Ghana had to go lol!

         
    • Selfmade KING 4 months ago

      Now u hoping for a draw lol

      U have suddenly changed ur tune from beating us to a draw

      U wldnt even pick a point in Kumasi!

      This match is going to played on the bench and won from the bench and the one dimensional Eguavoen ll be expose big time

      Otto addo born and raised in Germany ll outthink him on that day

      Mark this one down too

       
      • TopShotta 4 months ago

        We are not coming to Kumasi to get a draw..We are coming there to WIN and to win BIG
        We won’t lose sleep or bother ourselves over your coach delaying the list
        Rather you should be pondering and thinking who Nigeria is going to start
        Would it be Osimhen and Ighalo? Or Osimhen as the lone striker?
        Then Emmanuel Dennis and Sadiq coming in to run your defenders ragged
        Your coach also should ponder where Nigeria will play Ihenancho..
        Who will be at the wings?Musa,Lookman, Chukwueze or Moses Simon?
        Who will be Nigeria’s left back? Calvin bassey or Zaidu?
        Who’ll be Nigeria’s right back? Aina or Shehu or Awaziem?
        There’s plenty to ponder about for Addo
        We know what and how to get the job done
        I don’t see your defenders (I’m sure it’ll be Djiku and Amartey) stopping any of our strike force
        We just have so many options at our disposal
        Are you ready to rumble?

         
  • A.Boye 4 months ago

    The fact remains that as at the time of going to press, Otto Addo still has no 1st 11 list while his Nigerian counterpart is armed with a list.

     
    • Ghana should go back to the drawing. Their juju won’t work because in Nigeria we believe in prayers and hard work, so if Ghana is relying on juju to win, it will back fire and work to our advantage. Mark my word Nigeria win nail Ghana 4 to nothing.

       
  • Selfmade KING 4 months ago

    He didn’t give no reason for why this ll be counterproductive and again ghana hasn’t released the list not because of Nigeria but rather for the Ghanaian public not to abuse the invited players

    U see, is counterproductive to Nigerians that’s why they keep on worrying about the list releases because if it wasn’t, why talked and comment about it so much!!

    Y’all should be prepare for war in Kumasi, the garden city in west Africa

    Mind game is war and war is mind games

     
  • Operator Mhaya 4 months ago

    I’m tired of this wks and days to go, who can tell us how many hours to the game. I’m a bit impatient to see Osigoooooooooooals planting goals in Babayara.

     
    • 156hrs from now assuming the match is billed to start at 5pm on the 25th.

       
      • Raphael 4 months ago

        How do we apply decimal and and also let’s have the workings where possible please.

         
  • See as osimhen dey score and I dey laff black stars lolllll

     
  • Chigozie Uche 4 months ago

    In the other news Osimhen just bagged a brace

     
  • Hey guys, just finished watching Napoli’s match. Once again Osimhen did what he knows how to do best. He scored two goals and Napoli won. Above all, he ended the match injury free. Thank God! So Ghana get ready for Ighalo, Osimhen combo. Goals go rain for Kumasi come on Friday. Up Super Eagles! Up Naija!!

     
    • Yaw opare 4 months ago

      You people can joke. Hope you know what is waiting for you in kumasi…lol

       
  • pompei 4 months ago

    Going, going, going, Ghana!

     
  • Ako AMADI 4 months ago

    The time for talking and bragging and playing mind games, and placing ju-ju in dressing rooms on both sides is over. In just over a week we shall have either Nigeria or Ghana going to the World Cup. Period! On current form, and on paper I think Nigeria will nick this one.

     
  • Nigerian Coaches are not good enough. They are still stuck in the 90s and only have this job because none has come their way. We saw the team’s naivety displayed in the AFCON. I don’t even know who is the manager now. Is it Amuneke or Eguavoen. The whole team is not psychologically ready for this game. We just want to go there and put players on the pitch. It is really a sad state for me and people are not seeing this problem. I really do not think the team will qualify for the world cup.

     
  • Papafem 4 months ago

    I heard Eguaveon is planning to call Bonke and drop Onazi. If this is true, then the question is, why didn’t he invite the former in the first place knowing Onazi will not be useful? This clearly shows Eguaveon is a puppet in some people’s hand. And even if Nigeria qualifies, we should expect some terrible selections for the WC. Nigerian coaches are not sincere. Reason many of them have never made any headway in their coaching career. You can’t be doing this and expect to make it
    . Its not just possibles.

     
  • _ Onazi or Bonke _

    Speculations are rife that France based Innocent Bonke, who made his debut for Nigeria in September 2021, is likely to be called up to replace injured Wilfred Ndidi for the double header qualifiers against Ghana later this month.

    The Leicester City defensive linchpin hurt his knee in a 50-50 challenge against Rennes in the Europa Conference League in the week and was forced to hobble off. If results of his scan reveal he has to be out for a slightly lengthy period, then coach Eguavoen will be forced to name a replacement.

    2013 Afcon hero Eddy Onazi is placed on the standby list. Already a hugely controversial selection, it is believed that the coaching crew will bypass Onazi and just call up Bonke who plays more regularly in a mainstream European league.

    Since moving to France to play for Ligue 1 outfit FC Lorient this season, Bonke has been in inspired form, helping the team to three wins and one draw in the six games he played thus far. A reliable defensive midfielder, Bonke is fluid and firm with positional discipline and conviction to his play.

    Bonke also received raview reviews from fans, critics (like myself) and various other stakeholders for his professional and focused display against Cape Verde in last year’s qualifiers. His absence from the Afcon squad was widely bemoaned.

    Onazi on the other hand is trying to find his feet in division two football in Saudi Arabia having endured injuries induced inclement club situations in recent seasons. He last played for Nigeria against England 2018.

    The naming of Onazi in the standby list against Ghana was met with bewilderment by many Nigeria fans who felt there were far too many options ahead of Onazi.

    Shockingly, coach Eguavoen revealed to the world that he does not know how good (the player he invited) still is and that he was arm-twisted by powerful forces to invite Onazi.

    “Whether Onazi is still good and can play at this high level, we don’t know,” said Eguavoen (which I find shocking). “But to pacify everybody, to just make sure there’s harmony here I put him on standby.” He conceded.

    Should Ndidi fail the fitness test, naming Bonke as the suitable replacement will not at all be out of place.

    This Ghana v Nigeria match is one that gives me much trepidations. The closest I felt to a Super Eagles match build up like this was when Nigeria had to face Argentina in the 2018 World Cup last group stage match.

    Ghana is not Argentina by stretch, standards or quality but both teams are long standing rivals of Nigeria. Moreover this double header qualifiers and the Argentina match are both winner-takes-all encounters which raises the tension.

    Good luck to the Super Eagles on the 25th and 29th.

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 4 months ago

      Even Saudi Arabia don’t call players from their division two league to their national team. They call players mostly from their top division

      Al Hilal, Al Nasser and Al Shabab produce majority of their players just like Egypt with Al Ahly and Zamalek. Inviting a division two player from Saudi is absolutely unacceptable. But hey like he sad we don’t know what Onazi can offer at this level of his career.

      However, it is glaring to everyone that inviting Innocent Bonke ahead of Onazi is a no brainer at this point.

       
  • Mercy 4 months ago

    Brendan Roger does not care about his players health. It was evident ndidi is carrying injury before the Europe confederation cup game,yet he still go ahead to play him.

     
  • Influence on Player Selection

    To be brutally honest, it is difficult currently to see how the selection of players will not be influenced by powerful forces in Nigerian football – that is the sad reality.

    It is a disgusting practice that is rooted in culture that pervades entire Nigerian society. No sector is immuned and in the Super Eagles, no coach is immuned: man know man syndrome is (sadly) the order of the day.

    When the head of the NFF felt no shame in going on television to boast that he once forced Ahmed Musa on Gernot Rohr, then you appreciate how deep, endemic and widely acceptable the practice is.

    But even in this rotten environment, good and profitable outcomes are still achieved if the coach puts his career, his legacy and the interest of the nation at the forefront.

    Coach Gernot Rohr said he often received ‘advice’ on player selections but he made the final decisions.

    “Sometimes we can have ‘suggestions’from the officials and I listen them and we discuss it but the buck stops on my table,” said coach Rohr last year on AOI Football.

    “I’m a coach with a lot of experience with many years behind me, so I don’t have to take orders about players to bring into my team,” Rohr concluded.

    On the current list to face Ghana, Sylvanus Okpala, a former international who served as assistant Super Eagles coach under the late Stephen Keshi made the following statements on ESPN Nigeria:

    “I don’t know why Eguavoen included some of those players in the team. He knows better, he is the coach. Everything lies on his head. If you want to please some people and the result is not favourable, people will not remember those people who forced players on you, because you were supposed to be in charge.”

    Absolutely! Eguavoen is in charge. If what I gathered recently and posted in the comment box above is anything to go by, then by jettisoning Onazi for Bonke (if Ndidi cannot make it), Eguavoen is showing that he is truly in charge.

    You can force a coach to take his player selections donkeys to the river, once there, the coach decides which donkey drinks and which one goes away thirsty.

    Which might suggest why some dubious names that appear in Rohr’s lists only spend all the time watching proceedings from the bench.

    Eguavoen has to know his tactics, formations, constellations and approach thereby ‘fielding’ players that fit his strategic thinking. Out of 23 players, only a handful of players can be imposed on him. He should ideally have a say in the make up of the bulk of his squad.

    The day he loses the powers to do that, then he becomes a lame duck and there is but one cause of action open to him.

    “The day I can no longer make the ultimate decision on player selections and decisions, I will simply walk away from this job.” Said Gernot Rohr.

     
  • John Thomson 4 months ago

    All this guys, MonkeyYansh, selfmake dick, Yam opare aka soak away man or igbe carrier and all other kenke and banku ghana juju men here on CSNIGERIA

    Why are you always here? This forum is for Nigerians, abi you no fit read? Or maybe you are confused and don’t know how to spell ghanland or banku or kenke? Oh I see it is just that inferiority complex that all ghan man feels when they see or hear of the great Nigeria and Nigerians abi? Unu go hear WEIN! lool!

    You people are foolish and your jealousy will ensure you always fail
    Imagine this Monkeyyash guy wey bin dey here among us all these years ashe the snake na ghana man lool!
    Chaii! Na wah for ghanA people dem o!
    No wonder Ghana had to go lol!

     
    • MONKEY POST 4 months ago

      LMFAO!!!

      The same person, the same write up different I.D. LMFAO!!!

      You guys can change I.D like the crooked APC gvt ehn…

      LMFAO!!!!

       
    • SD Special Delivery Jones 4 months ago

      Mr John chill out. Monkey post is a Nigerian. Super Eagles will prevail.

       
      • He’s not @JOHN THOMPSON…. He’s @TElLdEm.

        The same comment, the same person, different ID….
        buahahahahahahahahaha

         
  • This is the reason I love Rohr before Cameron game no fear Algeria no panic now panic everywhere,God bless Nigeria

     

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