Former Nigeria goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu, believes the Black Stars of Ghana will struggle to contain their attacking firepower of the Super Eagles in the upcoming games.
The Super Eagles will be hosted at the Cape Coast Stadium before welcoming Ghana to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the return fixture.
The first leg is scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022, while the second leg will take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Odion Ighalo, Emmanuel Dennis, Ademola Lookman and Victor Osimhen are in the Nigeria squad for the crucial games this month.
Shorunmu, who played for the Super Eagles between 1992 and 2002, believes Nigeria’s attackers will prove too much for Ghana.
“Although I expect a very tight game between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana, however, I am still optimistic that the strikers at our disposal will be too hot for Ghana to handle,” he said.
“I don’t think they will be able to cope with the firepowers of the Super Eagles strikers such as Ighalo, Sadiq, Dennis, Osimhen and others in Europe. This is a game the players are desperately waiting for to make the nation proud by qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,” he added.
Ikpea also noted that, in an effort to promote sportsmanship, a friendly game between Nigerian supporters and their Ghanaian counterparts will be played in Accra on March 22, 2022.
The winner of the tie will book a place in the 2022 World Cup scheduled to be hosted in Qatar later this year.
Source: Modern Ghana