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2022 WCQ: Ghana coach says “deserved draw” after 0-0 at home with Nigeria

Ghana coach, Otto Addo says it was a deserved draw as his side fired blanks at home against Nigeria in the first leg of the 2022 Fifa World Cup playoffs on Friday night.

Otto Addo’s first game in charge of the Black Stars of Ghana ended in a cagey 0-0 draw against the Super Eagles at Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Despite dominating the game in the first half and some aspects of the second, the Black Stars failed to take their chances and were let down by poor set-play throughout the game.

Speaking to the media after the game, Addo said his side followed instructions and deserved to walk away with a draw against Nigeria.

“I think the guys did well but under these circumstances. I can say they followed the plan and even though we made some mistakes, they stuck to the plan.

“We had good positions, good runs. We created some chances and controlled the game in the first 30 minutes and there were some breaks and some fatigue, we couldn’t press like we would have wanted to, but in all, it was a deserved draw.”

Ghana will play Nigeria again on Tuesday in Abuja, with a place at the Qatar 2022 World Cup on the line.


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