Thomas Partey scored the purpose that despatched Ghana to the 2022 FIFA World Cup© Twitter/kemfa22
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey scored the purpose that took Ghana to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as they compelled a 1-1 attract Nigeria on Tuesday to win the African play-off on away objectives. Partey struck after 10 minutes in Abuja and though one other Premier League star, William Troost-Ekong, levelled from a Twenty second-minute penalty, Nigeria failed to attain once more. The primary leg ended goalless. The Black Stars of Ghana are again within the World Cup finals after qualifying in 2006, 2010 and 2014, however lacking out 4 years in the past.
Defeat was a large blow for favourites Nigeria, who had been chasing a seventh look in eight makes an attempt since debuting on the 1994 World Cup.
Public servants within the Nigerian capital got a half-day and free transport was organized from the suburbs to make sure a capability 60,000 crowd cheered on the Tremendous Eagles.
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However the house staff fell behind early on when Partey’s shot from exterior the field slipped between the palms of goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and into the online.
It was the most recent in a collection of blunders by Nigerian goalkeepers with Maduka Okoyo blamed for the Tunisian purpose that knocked his staff out of the current Africa Cup of Nations on the last-16 stage.
Troost-Ekong was the calmest individual within the cauldron of noise halfway by way of the opening half as he despatched Ghana goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott the mistaken method from the penalty spot to equalise.
Napoli ahead Victor Osimhen had the ball within the web for Nigeria quickly after, but it surely was dominated offside after a VAR test.
Nigeria utilized fixed second-half stress, however couldn’t break down a Ghana defence marshalled by Leicester Metropolis centre-back Daniel Amartey.
Ghana began the two-leg tie as underdogs after a dismal exhibiting on the Cup of Nations in January, with a loss to minnows the Comoros condemning them to a humiliating first-round exit.
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