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Exclusive: 2022 WCQ Playoffs: Ndidi Absence Won’t Stop Eagles From Beating Black Stars –Rufai

Exclusive: 2022 WCQ Playoffs: Ndidi Absence Won’t Stop Eagles From Beating Black Stars –Rufai

Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has revealed that the absence of Wilfred Ndidi won’t stop the Super Eagles from overcoming the Black Stars of Ghana ahead of Friday’s 2022 World Cup qualifying playoffs.

Ndidi will miss both games against the Black Stars after suffering a knee injury during the second half of Leicester City’s 2-1 loss to Rennes in a Europa Conference League round of 16 clash on Thursday.

Innocent Bonke, has been drafted as late replacement for the injured Ndidi against Ghana.

However, in a chat with Completesports.com, the former Deportivo La Coruña goalkeeper stated that the array of options in the midfield are good enough to cover up for the Leicester City midfielder.

“It is sad that Wilfred Ndidi will be missing the double header clash against the Black Stars of Ghana. However, his absence doesn’t mean the Super Eagles will not overcome their West African neighbour.

“I agree that he’s an important player to the team, but then, we have capable players that will fill the void for us. Onyeka can do a nice job in that position.

“I am very confident that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup slated for Qatar.”


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  • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

    He was beaten as a Nigerian gk too by the one and only BLACK STARS of AFRICA

    • Which match was that with Peter Rufai in goal?

    • But which normal person comes to another country’s online news media everyday to comment on every news report about Nigeria? I mean I don’t think I care about what Ghanaian news tabloids are writing about this game because it’s really not my business.

      But how you manage to come here every single hour to stick your nose into issues that doesn’t concern you is acourse that should be studied in school. What is really your motivation in life that you will choose to come here to always see what Nigerians are saying? Better don’t go and give yourself high BP o

  • Bob Martins 2 years ago

    Let’s weigh the options, I will go for Amoo who has more options in the middle. He’s confident, a skillful dribbler, initiates attack from the midfield and does scores. Onyeka if at all, 2nd half.

  • Emmanio 2 years ago

    I love the Black ⚫ Stars and l am one of their biggest fans. But on this occasion, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will triumph because God has ordained it. Forget about Ghana’s 6 – 1 victory over Egypt years ago at the same stadium .

    First leg:
    Ghana 2 Nigeria 2

    Second leg:
    Nigeria 3 Ghana 1

  • The absence of Ndidi could be a blessing in another way. We already have him as an established player and that position seems we relay so much on him. Lets try another short with Bonke or any of the other mid fielders, probably it will come up with a decent result.

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