Head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen congratulated his wards after a disciplined performance earned them a creditable 0-0 draw against Ghana’s Black Stars in Kumasi on Friday.
The game decided at the Baba Yara Stadium ended on a scoreless note and finely poised ahead of the return leg in Nigeria next Tuesday.
Eguavoen, himself a former Eagles star added that the Ghana side gave his side a good fight but says he has always been confident of a good result.
“We have always been very very confident. Yesterday, I said we will come out here, work hard and make sure we get something out of the game. That was our game plan,” began the former defender at the post-match conference.
“The Ghana team are not a team you can brush away with one arm. I follow Ghana football throughout my career and the performance they put out today was expected.
“For our boys, I say congratulations because they were able to soak up the pressure and take control of the game in the second half. And again you know, Ghana didn’t have any clear cut chances but we had two clear cut chances and that should have been a win but a draw, we’re very okay with it,” added Eguavoen.
Both teams clash in the final 90 minutes of the fixture at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, starting from 6pm on Tuesday. The Nigerian delegation to the match in Kumasi returned to Abuja on Saturday morning.
Fisayo Dairo was in Kumasi, Ghana