Super Eagles manager and technical adviser, Austine Eguavoen and chief coach, Emmanuel Emenike have assured Nigerians that the players at their disposal are capable of beating the Black Stars of Ghana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff.


The first and second legs will be played between March 23 and 29 with the aggregate winners securing a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


Nigeria is seeking to qualify for the World Cup a seventh time and, since 1994.


Nigeria has missed only one of seven editions. The last time Ghana went to the world cup was in 2014.


Eguavoen says it is always an honour to serve the country and will do his best to lead the team.

“I feel privileged to lead the group. We have two tough games against Ghana next month but I am not too worried because we have a squad that knows it is a mountain that we have to climb.


“We have a good headache to deal with – which is a surplus of good players. I want to thank the government and the NFF for all the support during the AFCON; we will need even greater support for the World Cup play-off.”

 Emmanuel Amuneke, on his part said he was privileged to work with the team.

“I have worked with some of the players in the U-17 and U-20 teams, and some others I have known for many years. We have the team to earn the World Cup ticket and we will put our best foot forward for each game,” he promised.