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World Cup playoff: ‘Go hard on him’ – Osimhen reveals what Ghana coach told Amartey, Djiku

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Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen, has opened up on what he heard one of the assistant coaches of Ghana telling Black Stars central defenders Daniel Amartey and Alexander Djiku during their World Cup playoff on Friday.

Nigeria and Ghana played out a goalless draw in the first leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff in Kumasi.

While Osimhen led the Super Eagles attack, Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey and Djiku were on the Napoli man and eventually stopped him from finding the back of the net in Kumasi.

Osimhen had scored in previous away matches against Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia until Friday.

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“Mostly the assistant coach will come up from the bench and say, ‘go hard on him’, Amartey and the other defender Djiku,” Osimhen told Elegbete TV Sports.

“They were trying to do the assignment very well but they don’t know we have some kind of deadly technique that can actually get the job done for us. We are really happy with our performance”.

He added : “They were trying to tame me, I am not the kind of player that makes simulations but when I’m hit for sure I will go down, it’s part of the game, but when the referee doesn’t call for a foul it’s normal to react.

“I don’t care what people are saying about me falling down. The game was really a massive one, the whole Ghanaian fans came out for their team but we were pushed to get something out of the game”.

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