Ghana’s qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, according to the head coach of Nigeria’s national team, Jose Poseiro, was a fluke.
The Portuguese coach feels that the Super Eagles are superior than the Black Stars because they have more players who are well-established in the best leagues in Europe.
During a tense match against Nigeria in March at the Mashood Abiola Stadium, Ghana and Nigeria played to a 1-1 tie, which was enough for Ghana to qualify for the World Cup.
In Abuja, both sides were able to walk away with three points when Thomas Partey scored in the first half, but it was cancelled out by a penalty kick from Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong.
The first leg of the match was played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, and it concluded in a goalless draw. The outcome of the match ensured the Black Stars’ qualifying based on away goals.
Augustine Eguavoen was the manager of the Nigerian national team during the playoffs, however he was let go when the Super Eagles were eliminated from the World Cup qualification process.
After losing matches against Ecuador and Mexico in his first two games in charge of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro was fired.
The first two games of Jose Peseiro’s tenure as manager of the Super Eagles resulted in losses to Ecuador and Mexico Pulse Nigeria.
Poseiro, who took over as head coach of Nigeria after Eguavoen was fired, is of the impression that Ghana qualified for the World Cup by mistake.
“I have a squad with players who play in England, Italy, France, and Spain, but regrettably they did not defeat Ghana to go to the World Cup,” he added. “I have players who play in England, Italy, France, and Spain.”
“However, I believe that it was only a coincidence, and I believe that Nigeria is superior to Ghana.”
In the meanwhile, the Black Stars will compete in World Cup Group F against Uruguay, Portugal, and South Korea.