Ghana qualified for their fourth World Cup after defeating West African rivals Nigeria on away goals in Abuja. After a goalless first leg, Thomas Partey scored what turned out to be the crucial goal after 10 minutes, following a dreadful error by goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, despite Nigeria levelling the scores through captain William Troost-Ekong from the penalty spot.
There were ugly scenes at full-time, though, as angry Super Eagles fans peppered Ghana's players and staff with water bottles thrown from the stands as they left the pitch. “I'm really delighted, exhausted,” Ghana manager Otto Addo saidafter the game. “It was a tough match, but we fight our way through.
We had some problems in the first half but we did some changes, the players adapted very well. “We were lucky, I feel pity for Nigeria, but that is football.
I really want to thank God for getting us through to the World Cup.” In Qatar, Ghana have been drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea. November 24 Portugal v Ghana – Stadium 974 (8pm) November 28 South Korea v Ghana – Education City Stadium (5pm) December 2 Ghana v Uruguay – Al Janoub Stadium (7pm) Ghana players celebrate their victory over Nigeria.Read more on thenationalnews.com