The World Cup qualifying game between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana and the was one of the most talked-about games.
The game between both teams was for a place at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. The winner of the game over both legs will get the ticket as one of Africa's representatives when the competition takes centre stage.
Notjustok has decided to highlight the five talking points from the game.
(1) Emmanuel Dennis, Ademola Lookman and Victor Osimhen:
The Super Eagles' attacking players showed great class in the second leg of the game as they gave the Nigeria team pace and options whenever they attacked the Ghanaian defence, a key factor that was missing in the first leg of the game in Kumasi. The trio will be a handful for oppositions whenever they face in future games.
The Virtual assistant referee was a key part of the game over both legs In Kumasi and Abuja. The Super Eagles were denied a penalty in the first leg while they were awarded a penalty in the second leg. Ghana also enjoyed the benefit of the technology when Victor Osimhen's goal was chopped off by the VAR as it was adjudged offside.
(3) Ghana's Gameplan:
The Black Stars came into the game with a plan to get themselves an away goal which was going to be vital in their quest for a spot at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Thomas Partey scored the opening goal of the game which ensured the Black Stars got the ticket to the World
(4) Super Eagles' Technical crew:
There is a lot of work that needs to be done by the crew of the Super Eagles, there has not been an improvement from the team since their defeat to Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations. There is still a lot games to be played in the future and if this team wants to excel then the technical crew must get their game plan right.
(5) World Cup Ticket:
The Black Stars beat the Super Eagles on an away goal rule to book their spot at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. The Ghanaian team stopped the Super Eagles from reaching their seventh World Cup in the last eight editions.