Black Stars’ head coach, Otto Addo, claims Nigeria would be under a lot of pressure when they play Ghana in the second leg of the World Cup qualifier.
On Friday, Ghana and Nigeria battled at the Baba Yara Stadium in the opening leg, which finished 0-0.
Otto Addo, speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday’s reverse fixture stated that the outcomes of the first leg will put pressure on Nigeria to perform in front of their fans in Abuja.
“The Nigerians saw we can play as well. Even though the Afcon wasn’t good I think we matched them up,” Addo stated as the Black Stars get set to fly into Nigeria Sunday evening.
“They have high quality players but in all it was equal. The pressure will be on them at home and no away goals can hurt a lot,” the Borussia Dortmund assistant coach enthused.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles, who were expected to thrash Ghana, were held to a 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifier.
The first game was staged at the Baba Yara Stadium, and Ghana was looking to win to get an advantage in the second leg.
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In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
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