Monday Feb 28, 2022. 16:00
Legendary Nigerian winger Tijani Babaginda has revealed what the Super Eagles should do in order to overcome Ghana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The two West African giants are scheduled to meet in the decisive qualifier towards the end of March with the two-legged tie staged home and away.
Nigeria head coach Austin Eguavoen is spoilt for choice in the striking department with Emmanuel Dennis, Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo in top form for their respective clubs this season.
Babangida, who was part of the Super Eagles squad at the 1998 World Cup finals in France, believes that Eguavoen’s side will qualify for this year’s showpiece if the coach selects the right strikers.
“There is no doubt that the current strikers in the Super Eagles are not doing badly in Europe,” Babanginda said on Ghana Soccer Net.
“The likes of Osimhen, Ighalo, Sadiq and others are banging the goals for their respective clubs and it’s a sign of good things to come for the team.”
Babangida featured in Nigeria’s run to the 2002 World Cup finals, scoring two important first-half goals against Ghana on the final day of the qualifying campaign, helping the Super Eagles seal the final African region World Cup berth.
“Again, this will definitely give Eguavoen a serious headache in terms of who to select for the game against Ghana,” the former Ajax Amsterdam star added.
“If he gets the right strikers to start, then the team will pick the ticket for Qatar.”