West African giants Nigeria and Ghana square off in the second leg of their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

West African giants Nigeria and Ghana square off in the second leg of their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

In what is dubbed the ‘Jollof Derby’, a spot in the 2022 Qatar World Cup is at stake for whoever comes out on top.

The first leg ended in a barren draw to make this second clash all that more entertaining with so much on the line.

Nigeria now return to home soil where they have struggled to get going, claiming just two wins from their last nine games since 2019.

The Black Stars failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and are expected to give their all for a chance to feature again in the finals.

Will it be the Super Eagles of Nigeria or Ghana’s Black Stars at the global showpiece? Play here to make your predictions for the game.

What time does Nigeria vs Ghana start?

The game kicks off at 8pm Kenyan time at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.

Nigeria vs Ghana team news

Samuel Chukuweze is the biggest concern for the home team after picking up a knock that kept him out of training.

Ademola Lookman could potentially start this game in place of Moses Simon.

Victor Osimhen will be the focal point in attack with the help of Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho.

For the visitors, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Baba Rahman, and Edmund Addo are all out injured.

After being sent off against Comoros, Andre Ayew was also dropped from the squad, is brother Jordan Ayew is set to start the game though.

Nigeria vs Ghana head to head

From the 57 matches played between these two sides, Ghana have the upper hand, winning 25 times compared to Nigeria’s 12 wins.

The remaining 20 have resulted in a stalemate.

Nigeria vs Ghana current form

The Black Stars have failed to win any of their last five games, losing three times in that run while Nigeria have only managed one win in their recent run of five.

Nigeria vs Ghana prediction

This game is expected to be as cagey as the first leg with all that’s at stake for either nation. Though, Nigeria could edge their opponents due to their form and home advantage.

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