WAFU Cup: Super Eagles Coach Ready For Tough Ghana Clash
Nex Monday’s WAFU Cup of Nations encounter between Nigeria and hosts, Ghana will be a tough one, the Super Eagles Head Coach Salisu Yusuf has posited.
Yusuf assured that his boys will throw everything into next Monday’s clash taking place at the same Cape Coast Stadium where they beat Sierra Leone 2-0.
“When you talk about a football match between Nigeria and Ghana, it is at a different level. Whether it is a Cup final or a friendly match, both teams give their very best. That is what we are going to do, and I am sure the Ghanaians will come to the party with the same mind.
“The victory over Sierra Leone was good for the team. Psychologically, we are now attuned to going all out in every game as we aim to go all the way.”
It is 66 years now that Nigeria and Ghana first clashed in a football match at national team level, with the Nigerians running away 5-0 winners over then Gold Coast in a Jalco Cup match in Lagos on 20th October 1951.
Among the most memorable encounters between Nigeria and Ghana in those 66 years were a 3-0 win for Nigeria in a 2002 World Cup qualifier in Port Harcourt in July 2001 that qualified Nigeria for the Korea/Japan finals.
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