A goal for Ghana in Abuja would put pressure on Nigeria with the away goal rule still being used in this qualification process.
Away goal rule in World Cup qualifiers If both teams score the same number of goals over the two matches, the goals scored away shall be counted as double. If both teams have scored the same number of away goals, that’s when extra time (two periods of 15 minutes) and, if necessary, a penalty-kick shootout comes into play.
All To Play For Next Tuesday
Few goals today in the African 2022 World Cup play-off games with Algeria and Tunisia in commanding positions following their respective 0-1 wins over Cameroon and Mali. All other three games are finely poised with Tuesday’s action set to be a roller coaster of emotion across the continent.
Nigeria Favourite To advance
An interesting graphic from We Global Football (Twitter) page as their graphic reveal that the Super Eagles have a 65% chance of progressing to take their place in next Friday’s World Cup draw after the 0-0 in Kumasi tonight.
Egypt record a narrow 1-0 win over Senegal also in tonight’s other African play-off game
Despite having more possession and shots on target, there was no way past the green Nigerian wall and this tie will now decide the faith of the two countries next Tuesday in Abuja.
Advantage Nigeria one would feel as the Super Eagles record a 0-0 draw in Kumasi.