Ghana, Nigeria rivalry headlines Cape Coast meeting today

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The arch rivalry between Ghana and West African Neighbors Nigeria will continue today Sunday August 28, 2022 at the Cape Coast Stadium as both countries battle for a place at the 2023 Championship of African Nations -CHAN.

 

How the Black Stars of Ghana stopped Nigeria’s Super Eagles from qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will headline previews ahead of the 5pm kickoff (Nigerian time) .

 

HEAD TO HEAD 

Ghana and Nigeria have met 11 times in the men’s senior category . Their only Championship of African Nations meeting ended in a 0-0 draw .

 

At full International level , Ghana and Nigeria have recorded 4 wins apiece and 2 draws.

 

The draws a 0-0 result at the Cape Coast Stadium on 25th March 2022 followed by a 1-1 scoreline on 29th March to deny Nigeria a 2022 World Cup spot on the away goal rule.

 

ROAD TO ALGERIA 2023 

The 2023 edition of the Championship of African Nations-CHAN will take place in Algeria . Ghana and Nigeria did not take part in the 2019 edition and will battle over two legs for a place in Algeria .

 

Nigeria was drawn Bye for the last qualifying round while Ghana’s Black Galaxies secured a 4-0 aggregate win over Benin Republic in July 2022 .

 

Ghana host Nigeria in the first leg at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana today with the return leg billed for the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja Nigeria , on September 3, 2022 .

 

The aggregate winner will join 17 others for the 2023 CHAN a tournament introduced by CAF for players plying their trade in their countries domestic league .

 

The away goal rule will apply if both games end in a draw . If game remains a draw , penalties will be required to determine the winner (No extra time).

 

42 African countries entered the draw for a place in Algeria 2023 , the 7th edition in the competition history.

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