Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Tuesday failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after they played a 1-1 draw with Ghana in Abuja,
Ghana qualified on away goal and will be making their 4th appearance in Qatar, having made a debut show in Germany 16 years ago.
The game started slowly, but within 10 minutes, Partey took aim from just outside the box, and Francis Uzoho dived but could not stop it.
Nigeria responded and 22 minutes into the match, Ademola Lookman weaved into the box and past Daniel Amartey, Denis Odoi bumped him over; that’s when Troost-Ekong made the penalty the second goal of the match.
Ghana made three changes at half-time and also changed formation from 4-3-3 to 3-5-2. This gave them greater midfield control, able to protect their defence and move the ball forward with something approximating to aggression. But, the Black Stars were not going to score another goal.
The Black Stars qualified on away goal rule after the first leg encounter ended in a goalless draw in Kumasi on Friday.
Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen had a goal ruled out for offside in the dying minutes of first-half.