Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen will demand improvement from his side if they are to beat Ghana to seal qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Super Eagles were held to a goalless draw by the Black Stars in the first leg tie of the 2022 World Cup final play-offs at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi last Friday.
Nigeria will host Ghana in the reverse fixture at the Moshood Abiola stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
“Ghana were on top of their game in the first leg but they didn’t have any clear-cut chances – but we had two clear-cut chances,” Eguavoen said ahead of Tuesday’s clash in Abuja.
“Ghana are not a pushover, they have a lot of talent. We will keep respecting them and I’m very sure the Ghana team will give us a lot of respect.
“We wanted to win the first leg but if we couldn’t win I would have settled for a draw and that’s exactly what happened. Our organisation was very good, we combined well in all the lines.
“But we didn’t react quickly, so that’s something we have to work on because we cannot allow the Ghanaian players freedom on the ball,” Eguavoen added.
Nigeria are seeking for a fourth consecutive World Cup, while Ghana are looking to return after missing out on Russia 2018.