Despite the best efforts of the crowd at the stadium in Abuja to unsettle the Ghanaian players in the early stages of the game, it was the Black Stars who grabbed a crucial opener.
After some good hold-up play from Jordan Ayew, Gideon Mensah’s pass found Thomas on the edge of the Nigerian box.
The Arsenal midfielder’s powerful effort went straight through Super Eagles goalie Uzoho and into the back of the net sparking wild celebrations from the away side.
Nigeria, however, found an equaliser when Denis Odoi was adjudged to have brought down Ademola Lookman in the box.
Defender Troost-Ekong stepped up and found the net from the spot.
Congratulations from former players and the president of Ghana Below
Congratulations boys !!!
You’ve made Ghana proud🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/duHBOWxsha
— Stephen Appiah (@StephenAppiah) March 29, 2022
— Felix Annan (@van_felix12) March 29, 2022
Warm congratulations to the Senior National Football Team, the Black Stars, for their dogged display in Abuja, and qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. I am very proud of the team’s exploits. They have made the entire nation proud.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) March 29, 2022
The Black Stars still have an advantage courtesy the away goal and will go through if the score remains 1-1
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