Super Eagles B of Nigeria welcome arch rival Black Galaxies of Ghana for the second leg and final qualification for the 2023 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Saturday evening.
The away team won the first leg 2-0 in Cape Coast of Ghana against the coach, Salisu Yusuf led Home-Based Super Eagles last weekend with goals from Accra Hearts of Oak S.C forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Seiju Suraj.
Nigeria are eager to avenge the senior national team after Jose Peseiro’s side failed to qualify for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar following a goalless draw in Kumasi and a 1-1 scored draw in Abuja some months ago.
The Chan Eagles missing the last edition needs to overturn the 2-0 margin and return to the tournament after finishing runner-up at Morocco 2018, while Ghana keen on reappearing at competitions with their appearance was in 2014.
Salisu Yusuf has the players to turn the second leg around with last season’s NPFL Golden Boot winner Chijioke Akuneto leading the squad along with experienced goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke, Kano Pillars’ Godspower Aniefiok, Akwa United’s Babatunde Bello and Rivers United’s Kazie Enyinnaya.
Coach Annor Walker will likely retain the starting eleven from the first leg in Cape Coast despite having his full squad of 26 players to choose from.
Accra Hearts of Oak S.C forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Seiju Suraj both players find back of the net in the reserve fixture in Ghana last weekend may retain their starting spot.
The game will take on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 5 PM Nigerian time and the fixtures will neither be shown live on TV
The game will be available on the official Facebook channel of MAX TV and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Nigeria 2-1 Ghana