Nigeria v Ghana as it happened: Super Eagles survive late fight back to hand Finidi George winning start against Black Stars


Nigeria v Ghana as it happened: Super Eagles survive late fight back to hand Finidi George winning start against Black Stars

Tunde Young 16:57 - 22.03.2024

Follow the action LIVE in the friendly game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana.

  • FULL TIME! Nigeria 2-1 Ghana. Finidi George starts his era as interim Super Eagles boss with a commendable win over Ghana's Black Stars.

  • Osayi-Samuel's rash tackle in the box gifts Ghana a way back into the tie as captain Jordan Ayew beats Nwabali from the spot to make it 2-1 in the 95th minute.

  • GOAL!! Ghana 2-1

  • Ghana get a freekick on the edge of the area after a foul by substitute Jamiu Collings, but Nwabali stands tall to make a telling save from the freekick attempt.

  • Game, set and match. Ademola Lookman, who came on for Tanimu, finishes off a brilliant move to seal the win for Nigeria. What a goal.

  • Goalllll!!! Nigeria 2-0

  • Substitution for Nigeria as Raphael Onyedika and Moses Simon replace Wilfred Ndidi and Cyriel Dessers.

  • This has been a brilliant display from the Super Eagles, a stark contrast to the team that finished second at the AFCON. Yes, I said it.

  • Another chance goes begging for Nigeria as Bruno Onyemaechi finds Dessers with a beautiful low cross, but the Rangers man could not find the target.

  • That was close. Kelechi Iheanacho almost doubled Nigeria's lead, but his shot was inches just off the post. What a strike that would have been.

  • By the way, the match is played in front of empty stands, which is something we have seen before in Nigeria's recent friendly matches.

The second half is underway with, Nigeria still in the lead courtesy of Cyriel Dessers' penalty.

  • Half-time: The Super Eagles currently lead the Black Stars of Ghana by a lone goal. More to come in the second half.

  • Cyriel Dessers converts the resulting penalty to give the Super Eagles a deserved lead. In fairness, it is the least Nigeria deserve as they have been the better side so far.

  • Penalty for Nigeria

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  • 30' Half an hour of football played here in Marrakech and there is still no goal to report but it has been a good viewing from a Nigerian perspective so far.

  • 16' Dessers is once again played through on goal but he fluffs his lines with a tame shot, Nigeria continue to have the upper hand.

  • 10 BIG CHANCE MISSED! Cyriel Dessers is played through on goal but the Rangers striker fails to find the back of the net with the first real chance of the game.

  • 8' Nigeria continue to play well and look dangerous but the chances are yet to come as Zigi remains untested.

  • 4' Nigeria have a penalty shout which is ignored by the referee but a pretty good start for the Super Eagles who look good so far in the Finidi George era.

  • Kickoff in Marrakech, who will get the upper hand in this not-so-friendly friendly match between two historical rivals Nigeria and Ghana.

  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria are in a transitional period with Finidi George in charge on interim basis while Otto Addo takes over the reins of Ghana.

  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria are in action today in Marrakech, Morocco in a friendly game against Ghana and with the kind of history between these two, this is not going to be friendly whatsoever.