Ghana 0 – 0 Nigeria: Super Eagles Takes Goalless Advantage To Abuja
The Super Eagles of Nigeria held on tightly to secure a goalless draw in Kumasi against the Black Stars of Ghana in their final World Cup playoff.
Nigeria shot-stopper, Uzoho had to make a number of saves to keep the match at goalless.
Attention will now be drawn to the second leg scheduled for Abuja, Nigeria, on Tuesday.
In other playoffs concluded today,
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are on the verge of missing out on another World Cup after losing 1-0 to Algeria in Douala in their first leg qualification playoffs.
Islam Slimani got the only goal of the game in the 40th minute after heading in a set-piece.
The Indomitable Lions will have to put Friday’s disappointment behind them when they face Algeria in the second leg on Tuesday.
An own goal by Moussa Sissoko was enough to give Tunisia the first leg win.
Five minutes from the end of the first half, things went from bad to worse for Sissoko as he was shown a straight red card.
In like manner, the Pharao of Egypt were able to secure one goal away advantage over Senegal, courtesy of an own goal.
The second leg of the playoffs comes up on Tuesday and the five African teams to represent the continent will be known.