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Nigeria vs Ghana: 3 reasons why Ghana may defeat Nigeria on Friday

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The Nigerian Super Eagles will face the Black Stars of Ghana on Friday in the first leg match of the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier playoff.

We will revealed to you in this article three reasons why Nigeria may lose to the Ghana in the encounter in Kumasi.

1. Absence Of injured Wilfred Ndidi
The Nigeria midfielder will miss Ghana’s World Cup qualifier after suffering a serious knee injury in Thursday’s Europa League clash with the France side Rennes.

While Coach Eguavoen continues to be successful as he has plenty of players who can fit into Ndidi’s shoes, the absence of Leicester City holding midfielders is a major setback for the Super Eagles.

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The likes of Innocent Bonke, Frank Onyeka and Oghenekaro Etebo could struggle with Black Stars midfielders without the present of Wilfred Ndidi.

2. Home Advantage

With the first leg match at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, thousands of fans will been present to support the Black Stars.

The Ghana team has experience a good memories at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, and is the venue where Ghana beat Egypt 4-1 in their 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana were also boosted recently when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) approved their bid for a full capacity for the game on Friday against the Super Eagle

3. Nigeria’s Defensive Issues

Nigeria’s defensive problems could once again be devastating against Ghana. First-choice goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is out due to injured and he will surely be missed.

Defenders William Troost-Ekong and Ola Aina are in the thick of the game. Both players have not have enough playing time for their respective clubs since Nigeria lost the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

A combination of injury and lack of form for many Nigeria players can affect the Super Eagles’ performance against Ghana and shift the win to the Black Stars.