Ex-Nigeria midfielder, Garba Lawal has warned interim Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen against taking Ghana for granted.
The sworn West African rivals will square off in two legs for one of the five slots available for the continent at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Nigeria have released a 25-man squad with the number to be trimmed down to 23 for the first leg initially set for the Cape Coast Stadium on March 25.
With Ghana yet to name a squad and as well struggling to get a venue due to FIFA’s rejection of the Cape Coast Stadium, Garba Lawal tells Eguavoen and his charges to eschew complacency ahead of the encounter.
“The rivalry between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Ghana has really come a long way and this very game that pit both teams together will even make it more fierce.
“However, Ghana may want to approach the game with a very different tactics and antics in order to achieve their utmost goal of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
“This is where the Super Eagles must have to be careful and watchful even though we have the players that can get the job done.
“But then we have to help the players Psychologically and mentally before the game because the Ghana may focus more on their fans to achieve their aim.” Garba Lawal told Completesports.com.
Ghana coach, Otto is expected to name his squad for the double header in the coming weeks. The second leg will take place at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on March 29.