Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has warned the Black Stars of Ghana that his team will dig their feet in their country when both sides clash in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in March.
Nigeria and Ghana will battle each other in two-legged FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March.
The first leg will be played at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on March 23, while the return leg will take place on March 29 at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Speaking during a virtual meeting with Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare, chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation and Coaches Augustine Eguavoen and Emmanuel Amuneke, on Tuesday night, Musa said: “The FIFA World Cup is the biggest football tournament in the world, and every player wants to feature there. A good number of the players in the team now have not been there, and the few of us that have been there, want to experience it again.
“We just want the NFF to help us get enough fans into the Abuja Stadium for the second leg. We will go to Ghana and dig our feet and ensure we get a result.
“We must admit that Ghana also wants to qualify and they have a strong team. The return leg will be crucial and we are ready for the battle, but we want our fans to be in there cheering us on.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria and Ghana were eliminated from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon that was concluded earlier this month.
Eguavoen’s men lost 1-0 to Tunisia in the AFCON round of 16, while the Black Stars crashed out in the AFCON group stage after losing against Comoros.