Ghana started the first half of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers first leg clash against Nigeria on a high tempo, taking the game to their rivals in the opening half.
Winger, Fatawu Issahaku came close to scoring but failed to make enough of the chance. The youngster came close once again on the 32nd minute when Felix Afena Gyan Dey him how but Francis Uzoho saved the thunderous strike into corner. Nigeria made a brief incursion into Ghana’s goal area but Victor Osimhen’s effort was feeble to trouble Joseph Wollacot in post for Ghana.
Joseph Aribo explored Ghana’s goal area one more time but the Rangers midfielder’s strike went wide off the bar. Felix Afena Gyan tried the Nigeria defence but William Troost Ekong cleared his lines well into corner which was wasted by Ghan on the 44th minute. Morocco referee, Redouane Jiyed whistled for the end of the first half half at the Baba Yara Stadium. The best chance of the second half fell to Moses Simon on the 55th minute when Victor Osimhen set him up but Jojo Wollacott saved the situation for Ghana.
Mohammed Kudus came close to open the scoring for Ghana but his strike after meandering his way into the goal area was pushed to corner kick by Francis Uzoho on the 70th minute. Nigeria had a penalty when Iddrisu Baba was adjudged to have handled the ball but the VAR check revealed the Valladolid man was fouled on the 77th minute. Morocco referee, Redouane Jiyed whistled for the end of the game at goalless with the return leg set for the Moshood Abiola Stadium four days time.