Ghana qualified for the World Cup finals for the fourth time in its history, after a 1-1 draw with its Nigerian counterpart, during the match that brought the two teams together on Tuesday evening at Abuja Stadium in the second leg of the decisive stage in the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Ghanas goal came through Thomas Partey with a shot outside the penalty area in the 10th minute, and Nigeria equalized through William Ekong in the 22nd minute.
Ghana benefited from the rule of calculating the goal away from the ground, as the first leg match between the two teams ended in a goalless draw, which was held last Friday evening.
The Nigeria squad is as follows: Uzuho, Aina, Ekung, Balon, Bassi, Onyeka, Etobo, Aribo, Denis, Lookman, Osimene.
The Ghana national team line-up is as follows: Joseph Zalakot, Denis Odoi, Gidon Mensah, Daniel Amarty, Alexandre Dzeko, Mohamed Idrissou Baba, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Quddous, Avina Jian, Gordon Ayew, Isshagou.
Ghana qualified for the World Cup for the fourth time in history, having previously appeared in the World Cup three times, 2006, 2010, and 2014.
Ghana qualified for the deciding stage of the African qualifiers for the World Cup after topping the standings of Group G with 13 points from winning 4 matches, drawing 1 and losing the same, scoring 7 goals and receiving 3.
While Nigeria qualified for the deciding stage of the African qualifiers for the World Cup, with 13 points, which also collected from winning 5 matches and losing one, scoring 9 goals and receiving 3, two points ahead of Cape Verde, which collected 11 points at the time.