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'The pressure will be on them at home' - Ghana's coach Otto Addo says Super Eagles will regret not scoring away goal

The Super Eagles will regret not scoring an away goal according to Ghana's coach Otto Addo.

Ghana are confident ahead of the 2nd leg against the Super Eagles of Nigeria

Ghana coach Otto Addo is optimistic that Nigeria's failure to score when both sides met in a first leg 2022 FIFA World Cup double-header playoff qualifier will prove costly in the second leg.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria created two clear cut chances but were held to a 0-0 draw by the Black Stars of Ghana at a 40,000 capacity Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti.

Looking ahead to the second leg between both sides, Addo believes that his team keeping a clean sheet at home could prove pivotal to their qualification hopes.

He said, “I think the guys did well but under these circumstances, I can say they followed the plan and even though we made some mistakes, they stuck to the plan.

"We had good positions and good runs. We had good positions, good runs. We created some chances and controlled the game in the first 30 minutes and there were some breaks and some fatigue.

"We couldn't press like we would have wanted to, but in all, it was a deserved draw."

Addo then added that the Super Eagles saw that the Ghanaians have talent and will be cautious when they meet for the second leg.

Addo added, “The Nigerians saw that we can play as well. Even though the Afcon wasn’t good I think we matched them up," the Ghana coach said.

They have high-quality players but in all it was equal. The pressure will be on them at home and no away goals can hurt a lot.”

The Super Eagles take on the Black Stars at a 60,000 capacity MKO Abiola Stadium on Tuesday, March 29 to determine which team will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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