Ghana’s Black Galaxies Beat Nigeria’s Super Eagles Team B to CHAN Ticket on Penalties ▷ – Sports Brief

  • Nigeria vs Ghana ended in a win for the Black Galaxies, who won via penalty shootout
  • It was a fight to finish at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja as Nigeria scored two goals to cancel out the first leg 2-0 loss
  • With 2-2 on aggregates, the game went into a penalty shootout, and it was the visitors that won 5-4 having converted all their spot kicks

The Black Galaxies of Ghana have secured qualification for the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) to be held in Algeria next year.

Having won the first leg 2-0 in Kumasi, Ghana headed for the reverse fixture at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, knowing that a draw will do.

However, the Super Eagles B put up a hard-fighting performance with goals from Zulkifilu Mohammed in the 76th minute and Chijioke Akuneto in the 94th minute sending the game into a penalty shootout where Ghana edged Nigeria 5-4.

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Nigeria, Ghana, CHAN
Nigeria vs Ghana see the Black Galaxies qualify for the CHAN tournament after victory via penalties.
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Ghana return to CHAN, having missed the last three editions of the tournament, while Nigeria miss the competition back-to-back.

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This will be the second occasion this year Ghana will be stopping a national team from Nigeria from qualifying for a major competition.

In March, the Black Stars of Ghana denied the Super Eagles a ticket to the World Cup to be held in December in Qatar.

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Sports Brief earlier reported that Thomas Partey’s 10th-minute goal proved too costly for the Super Eagles, denying Nigeria participation at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Super Eagles had been optimistic about getting a victory against the Black Stars after holding the Ghanaians to a goalless draw in the first leg in Kumasi.

The 60,000-capacity Moshood Abiola Stadium had been packed full of supporters who came to cheer the Super Eagles to victory but left disappointed after the final whistle.


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