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Ghana v Nigeria Prediction

Ghana will welcome Nigeria to their own shores this Friday night as the two nations battle it out to see if either can get a foothold in this two-legged affair to see who makes it to Qatar 2022 after they both won their groups in the African World Cup qualifiers.

In Africa, things are greatly different to what is seen in Europe or South America, and it is in fact one of the hardest continents to progress out of and onto the World Cup. Now, after 10 groups have concluded in Africa, all ten second round group winners will play home-and-away over two legs with the five winners qualifying for the World Cup at the end of the year.

Nigeria were near faultless in their pursuit of winning Group C as they won four times, lost one and drawn the other. The nation also scored nine times and conceded three, and they also finished two points ahead of Cape Verde in what was near enough a stroll for them in getting to this stage.

As for Ghana, their torrid Africa Cup of Nations wasn't helped by them only edging past South Africa in Group G by head-to-head as they finished on 13 points, had to same goal difference, and merely got through by the simple fact they beat them earlier in the qualification process.

With this being a two-legged affair, it's a tough game to call but we're going for Nigeria to get one up on their rivals here with Ghana's form being so poor in the past year.

Ghana team news

Richard Ofori takes the place between the sticks these days for Ghana, and he should play behind a defence containing Leicester City man and Reading star, Daniel Amartey and Andy Yiadom. Alexander Djiku should also play alongside Joseph Aidoo. Thomas Partey will look to add to his 38 caps and 12 goals here as he is one of Ghana's main men. Expect him alongside Iddrisu Baba and Mohammed Kudus of Ajax. Jordan Aye is still the star up top, and he may play alongside rising talent, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

Nigeria team news

Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Heartland should play between the sticks here with him being the most capped keeper called up recently. Chidozie Awaziem, Jamilu Collins, Tyronne Ebuehi, and Olisa Ndah could start in defence here, with many uncapped and inexperienced players getting called up for Nigeria here. In midfield, though, the expereince of 53 caps for Ogenyi Onazi and 55 caps for Alex Iwobi should come into midfield once more here, while Watford man, Samuel Kalu, plays as well. Up top, with no Ahmed Musa, Paul Onuachu and Henry Onyekuru should pla in the forward lines as well.