Nigeria Vs Ghana: Video of Super Eagles' 'Controversial' Penalty Against Black Stars

Nigeria Vs Ghana: Video of Super Eagles' 'Controversial' Penalty Against Black Stars

  • The Black Stars held Nigeria's Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw in Abuja to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
  • After taking an early lead through Thomas Partey, the Stars conceded a penalty which was converted by Nigeria captain William Troost-Ekong
  • A video of the penalty awarded against defender Dennis Odoi which was deemed 'too soft' by some Ghanaians has surfaced online

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Ghana's Black Stars faced off with Nigeria's Super Eagles at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

It was the second leg of the play-off to determine which of the two nations was going to join four others to represent Africa at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Nigeria Vs Ghana: Video of Super Eagles' Controversial Penalty Against Black Stars
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The match ended in a 1-1 draw leaving the Black Stars to qualify for their fourth ever World Cup on the away goal rule.

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Thomas Partey scores for Ghana

Ghana took an early lead through a powerful strike from Thomas Partey from outside Nigeria's penalty area in the 10th minute.

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The Arsenal midfielder received a pass at the edge of the box and unleashed a shot that went under Nigeria's goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Nigeria equalise through a penalty

For the next 10 minutes after Partey's, it was all pressure from the Nigerians who bombarded the goal area of the Black Stars.

Their pressure yielded results in the 22nd minute when they equalised through their captain William Troost-Ekong.

Troost-Ekong converted from the spot after Tunisian referee Sadok Selmi adjudged defender Dennis Odoi to have fouled a Nigerian player in the box.

A video of the penalty which has been considered a controversial decision by a section of Ghanaians has popped up.

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France Ambassador supports Black Stars, taunts Super Eagles

Prior to the game, France Ambassador Anne Sophie Avé was optimistic that the Black Stars would defeat Nigeria in Abuja to qualify for the 2022 World Cup

For Anne Avé, since stars were higher in the skies than eagles, the Black Stars were going to triumph in the second leg of the play-off.

In a video, the France Ambassador who wore a Black Stars jersey was also spotted showing off some ball juggling skills.

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