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Soccer News of Saturday, 3 September 2022


Time and where to watch Nigeria vs Ghana CHAN qualifier

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Nigeria's football home-based national are set to take on the Black Galaxies of Ghana in an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.

The Black Galaxies recorded a 2-0 victory against the Home-based Super Eagles in the first leg played in Cape Coast, Ghana last weekend.

Ahead of the second leg, Super Eagles home-based coach Salisu Yusuf is optimistic that his team can overturn the first leg deficit.

The Super Eagles would need a convincing victory against the Black Galaxies at the 60,000-capacity MKO Abiola Stadium to qualifier for the 2023 CHAN in Algeria.

Yusuf on Super Eagles vs Black Galaxies
Head coach Salisu Yusuf in a statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) explained the approach of his side.

He said, “What is past is past and that is the case with the match we played in Ghana. Now we are looking forward to a good match on Saturday.

“We are doing all we need to do to achieve our utmost desire to be in Algeria next year.

"There may have been one or two lapses that caught us on the bad end in Cape Coast but we can’t continue to dwell on that. We want to achieve a good result on Saturday.

“It is going to be more like 88 to 90 percent of the team we presented in Ghana last Sunday.

"Remember that Sadiq Abubakar was injured in a moment we thought should have produced a penalty kick for us. He has not recovered fully and so may not feature.”

Nigeria vs Ghana

Preparing for the second leg, Super Eagles boss Jose Peseiro was spotted in training with the home-based squad.

The Super Eagles and the Black Stars have a huge rivalry. The Ghanaians deprived Nigeria of a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

This is the first time the Super Eagles will be playing at the MKO Abiola Stadium since the 1-1 draw that cost Nigeria a ticket to Qatar.

The game will take on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 5 PM Nigerian time.

The game will be available on the official Facebook channel of MAX TV and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).