Ex-Nigeria international, Tijani Babangida has made some revelation in connection with playing against rivals, Ghana.
The Black Stars of Ghana will host the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Baba Yara Stadium on Friday, March 25.
The return leg is at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja four days after the first leg with the winner of the two legs qualifying for the finals in Qatar.
Babangida who spent most of his playing career in the Netherlands with Ajax, VVV Venlo and Vitese Arnhem admits that, preparations towards any clash against Ghana is doubled.
“It’s always a great feeling to play against a country like Ghana. In the last qualifying match in Nigeria at Port Harcourt was 3-0 and I scored two goals. Those goals are memorable goals and I will never forget them in my career,” he told Oyerepa fm.
“Playing against Ghana is everything, it is a derby game, matches between Ghana and Nigeria is always a do-or-die affair.
“Of course, always the preparation is double ahead of matches against Ghana.
”It’s double than all the other matches because playing against Ghana is very difficult and no one can predict the outcome of such games until they come to an end.” He added.
Ghana are three consecutive time World Cup participants from the 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions but missed out on the 2018 finals in Russia.
The Super Eagles are however chasing their fourth consecutive appearances at the mundial and that is what makes the double header an extremely tough one.