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Sports News of Tuesday, 2 August 2022


Nigeria, Ghana renew rivalry in CHAN qualifiers

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The final playoff for the 2023 CHAN for players plying their trade in the country has seen Ghana draw the Super Eagles B team.

The Home-Based Super Eagles had been drawn to face the winner of a contest between neighbours Benin Republic and the Black Galaxies.

Ghana defeated the Squirrels 1-0 at the Stade de L’Amitie in Cotonou, to complete a 4-0 aggregate victory against Benin Republic having thrashed them 3-0 in the first leg at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The Super Eagles had made it through to the final CHAN playoffs based on previous performances in the competition.

Salisu Yusuf, who guided Nigeria to a final appearance in 2018 before losing 4-0 to Morocco, is expected to name his squad in some days’ time.

The Home-Based Super Eagles will vie to continue from where the U-17, U-20 and the Super Falcons stopped and try to avoid the fate that befell the Super Eagles senior side.

Recall that Nigeria lost a place at the 2022 World Cup after losing to Ghana on away goals rule. However, the Super Falcons, Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles all overcame Ghana in their hurdles to qualify for their respective continental championships.

The first leg of the CHAN 2023 Playoffs encounter will come up between the 26th and 28th of August at the Cape Coast Stadium, while the second leg is expected to hold in Abuja at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.