Nigeria played a barren draw against Ghana in a 2022 FIFA world cup qualifier at the Baba Yara stadium As Super Uzoho saved the eagles.
A tepid game that came to life on a few occasions as the Jollof derby didn’t meet expectations.
These are the five things we learned from the game.
1. Super Uzoho:
Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was the star of the show for Nigeria as he made two crucial saves.
Uzoho took charge of the backline and read the game very well to keep Nigeria in the game.
2. Eguavoen’s Ineffective Wing play:
Nigerian coach seems not to have taken valuable lessons from the Tunisia loss.
He deployed a 4-4-2 system with the Ghanaians neutralizing it.
3. Starved Osimhen:
Just like Awoniyi struggling at the AFCON, Osimhen also did.
‘t get any service from the midfield.
Osimhen fought all night with no real threat as the midfield didn’t click.
4. Super Uzoho and Blunt Moses:
Nigeria’s best chance fell to Simon Moses in the second half, and he couldn’t beat Jojo Wallocot in goal for Ghana.
Also, he is yet to get back the form of the AFCON group stages.
5. A Tale Of Two Debutants
Calvin Bassey and Ademola Lookman made their debut for Nigeria in the game.
Bassey left an impression with the few minutes on the field while Lookman couldn’t sort his feet out as he kept falling.
In the end, the performance of Super Uzoho gave Nigeria the chance to restrategize for the return led in Abuja.