Super Eagles B coach, Salisu Yusuf, is confident his squad will reverse their 2-0 first leg deficit against Ghana’s Black Galaxies and qualify for the 2023 African Nations Championship billed for Algeria next year. The PUNCH reports.
Second half goals from Daniel Barnie and Seidu Suraj gave the Black Galaxies a 2-0 win over the Nigerians in Cape Coast in the first leg of their last qualifying session.
Salisu’s side are currently stepping up their preparations for the second leg crunch match in Abuja on Saturday.
Yusuf said after training for his side on Wednesday: “We have the capacity to turn things around this weekend.
“We have an idea of where they are strong as a team and we will look for how to limit their strength and examine their weaknesses.
“Football is a 90-minute game and we have to try and nullify the two goals we conceded. We have to work even harder than we did in the short time we had to prepare for this game. turning things around in Abuja.”
Meanwhile, Ghana coach Annor Walker believes the Eagles pose no threat to his side.
“It (not qualifying) won’t be possible because I haven’t seen any threat in their (Nigeria) attack,” Walker said. Ghana Football Net.
“I’ve seen how they play, we will also have a strategy for it and when we get to Nigeria it will be a different strategy that we will use to approach the game.
“We are going to Nigeria and we will definitely qualify for CHAN next year,” the coach added.
Unlike Nigeria, Ghana has not qualified for the last three editions of the CHAN tournament and that explains why they are so eager to break that jinx.