Black Stars poor showing at the Afcon is an advantage for Nigeria - Adepoju

Published on: 24 January 2022

According to Mutiu Adepoju, Ghana's unsuccessful adventure to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations may play into Nigeria's hands when the two sides meet in the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off.

The Black Stars are still coming off a disastrous trip to Cameroon, where they were eliminated from the group stage after three games without a win.

Ghana lost 1-0 against Morocco, drew 1-1 against the Panthers of Gabon and lost 3-2 against debutants Comoros in Group C.

Speaking to Goal Mutiu Adepoju stated that the quality in the team and a positive mindset will be enough to defeat the Black Stars of Ghana in March.

“Sure! that can play into the Super Eagles’ advantage and it is good for us, but we should do our homework well and the players must be ready and prepared for the big game," he said.

“However, having disappointed at the Africa Cup of Nations and following their absence from the 2018 edition in Russia, the Black Stars will do all it takes to return to the big stage.

“Even at that, the quality in our team and with a positive mindset, I strongly believe that Nigeria will triumph.”

Ghana is currently without a manager after coach Milovan Rajevac was sacked after the disaster in Cameroon.