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Akufo-Addo's message to the Black Stars ahead of Nigeria clash on Tuesday

By Vincent Ashitey
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President Akufo-Addo has wished the Black Stars the very best of luck ahead of the second leg tie against Nigeria in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

The first leg ended in 0-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday evening.

The Super Eagles will have the benefit of the home advantage when they face Ghana at Mashood Abiola Stadium in the reverse fixture on Tuesday.

Addressing the nation in the 28th national update of how Ghana has dealt with the Coronavirus pandemic, Akufo-Addo concluded his speech by wishing the team well and stated that the Black Stars gave a good account of themselves in the first leg.

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“I wish the Black Stars, who gave a good account of themselves in Kumasi, the best of luck in Abuja on Tuesday,” he said.


Ghana need a win or a score draw will be enough to give them a fourth appearance at the World Cup, having made it to the 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions.

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Nigeria on the other hand need a win against the Black Stars to qualify for a seventh World Cup later this year in Qatar.

The match is set for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, March 29.

The winner over two legs will earn one of Africa’s five tickets to the 22nd FIFA World Cup finals, scheduled for 14th November – 18th December this year in Qatar.