Afternoon all, and welcome to Nigeria v Ghana!
World Cup Qualification CAF / Matchday 2
Moshood Abiola National Stadium / 29.03.2022
Anyway, thanks for your company - ta-ra.
Ghana are going to the World Cup! What a comeback, after their dreadful Afcon behaviour. There's some kind of aggro between a couple of the players, but it's quickly defused and Partey leads his men over to the travelling fans. What a win that is for Ghana!
FULL-TIME: Nigeria (1) 1-1 (1) Ghana
Ghana win on away goals, and qualify for the World Cup!
ANOTHER LONG BALL
Osimhen heads on ... and Wallacott clears.
GHANA AGAIN KEEP THE BALL ON THEIR RIGHT
Then, when Nigeria finally win it back, Balogun lumps it forward the ball trickles harmlessly behind.
WALLACOTT IS BOOKED FOR TIMEWASTING
That'll learn him.
SIMON FLIGHTS HARMLESSLY OVER THE BAR
Nigeria have barely even whimpered in this half.
NIGERIA WIN A FREE-KICK OUTSIDE THE BOX
25 yards out, right of centre. This is David Beckham v Greece territory, and Simon fancies it...
HERE COMES BUKARI AGAIN!
This time, he's at inside-right, but he takes his eye off the ball and thrashes a drag wide of the far post.
BUKARI MOVES DOWN THE RIGHT
Crosses and Aribo clears.
THERE'LL BE FIVE ADDED MINUTES
CHANGE FOR GHANA
Wriedt replaces Afena-Gyan.
NIGERIA WIN A CORNER
it's drilled in low, Amartry, who's had a decent game, kicks away, Kyere carries downfield, and Abdullahi yanks him down. He's booked, and Ghana are nearly there.
ONE LAST NIGERIAN CHANGE
Umar replaces Bassey. I'm absolutely not having that he's better than Iheanacho.
I WONDER HOW MUCH DIFFERENCE ALEX IWOBI MIGHT'VE MADE FOR NIGERIA
His ball-carrying and urgency are a lot of what they're missing here.
AFENA-GYAN IS BOOKED FOR TIMEWASTING
And Partey is booked for protesting.
NIGERIA HAVE STRUGGLED FOR TEMPO HERE
But Aribo pumps a ball into the box, Ighalo leaps, and Osimhen vaults into an overhead kick that flies just wide. That's barely even a chance, but it's the best one Nigeria have made in the last 20 minutes.
IT'S LOOKING LIKE EXTRA-TIME IN DAKAR
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THERE'S NOTHING GOING ON HERE
Nigeria are getting desperate.
A DOUBLE-CHANGE FOR NIGERIA
Ighalo and Musa replace Dennis and Entebo. Nigeria are unloading the suitcase.