Ghana Otto Addo praises Black Stars after World Cup qualification

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hana coach Otto Addo was full of praises for his team after qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.

The Black Stars held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the final play-offs of the World Cup at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday night to progress on the away goals rule.

The first leg in Kumasi ended goalless last Friday, and goals from Thomas Partey and William Troost-Ekong ensured the return game also ended all square to leave the tie at 1-1 on aggregate after 180 minutes.

“I’m really delighted, exhausted, it was a tough match and we fought our way through”, the 46-year-old said in a post-match interview.

“We had big big problems, especially in the first half, and through some changes, the players gave their tactics very well, and still they [the Nigerians] had some good chances.”

“Our goalkeeper was there when we needed him and we had a little bit of luck also because if you see the chances the Nigerians were better.

“I feel a bit pity for them but this is football, sometimes and we fought our way through.”

Otto Addo added, “This was only two games. There was a lot of work which was done before. For Milo Rajevac, for CK Akunnor, we are all in this together.”

The Black Stars will know their group stage opponents after the final draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will be held at the Doha Exhibition and convention Center (DECC) on Friday, April 1, 2022.

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