Ghana fans brag about winning Super Eagles on seeing Nigeria squad list.
The squad list comprises of 25 players- three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders, and nine attackers. There are also seven players on standby.
Asides the Qatar 2022 tickets, the game is also a battle for pride, as the two sides are arguably the best teams from West Africa.
After the release of the list, some top Ghanaian journalists took to their social media to share their thoughts on Augustine Eguavoen’s squad selection.
Strong attack, average defense, okay midfield. A lot of battlers in the middle, little creativity.
Kudus, Duncan, Partey can handle Nigeria's midfield quite comfortably. They just need to STEP UP!! https://t.co/DKMbNwDSOy
— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo_) March 4, 2022
Still we go score you!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/cnpd6SsWgD
— Thierry Nyann (@nyannthierry) March 4, 2022
The forwards, the forwards https://t.co/8j4RQ7uTDQ
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) March 4, 2022
Nigeria are so stacked upfront to the extent that Taiwo Awoniyi, who was their main striker during the AFCON, is on standby.
— Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) March 4, 2022
Nigeria team to face Ghana in two-legged qualifier includes Osimhen, Dennis, Lookman, Ighalo, Etebo, Balogun (all didn't make AFCON squad for varying reasons).
Balanced team, stronger than the side taken to Cameroon.
— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) March 4, 2022
Nigeria bringing 9 forwards 😂😂😂. Scenes if…
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) March 4, 2022
They couldn’t win the afcon with the same squad 😂😂 Ghana is winning home/away falaaaa
— GoodLuck ☘️💚 (@Uneymar7) March 4, 2022
You guys are talking about how Ghana are going to deal with their attack but not about how they are going to deal with our attack
— S t e v e (@CFCBruyne) March 4, 2022
Weak midfield, weak central defense, weak goalkeeping! This team is average at best…. Has no chance to get out of the group in the World Cup !!!
— Ghana Black Stars Fan (@EG47651821) March 4, 2022
The most popular opinion among them was the boisterous attacking prowess of the Super Eagles. However, they also spoke on lack of creativity in the Nigerian midfield.
The AFCON group stage champions are very beatable. This reminds me of our 2006 World Cup game against Czech.
— Kofi Asiedu (@KofiAsiedu_) March 4, 2022
Also, despite their poor outing at the last Africa Cup of Nations, the Ghanaian fans are still confident of a victory against Nigeria.
The Ghanaians will release their squad next week.