2022 World Cup playoff: Nigeria coach Austin Eguavoen rues team’s profligacy against Ghana

Nigeria coach Austin Eguavoen has lamented on his team’s wastefulness against Ghana in the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff.

The Super Eagles had to settle for a goalless draw against Ghana at the Baba Yara Stadium on Friday.

With 15 minutes to end proceeding, Nigeria were awarded a penalty after Ghana midfielder Baba Iddrisu appeared to have handled the ball inside their box.

Nigeria’s hope of getting an away win from the spot was however dashed after VAR overruled a decision.

“We had two clear chance to just finish Ghana, but I think getting a draw is good even though we wanted to win here,” Eguavoen fumed.

The reverse leg is set for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday.

The winner over two legs will earn one of Africa’s five tickets to the 22nd FIFA World Cup finals, scheduled for 14th November – 18th December this year in Qatar.

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