Coach Emmanuel Amuneke says the Super Eagles played a great game in Ghana and are now in good position to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.
The Super Eagles held the Ghananians to a goalless draw in the first leg, and need victory at home on Tuesday to advance to the World Cup.
Reflecting on the first leg results, the Super Eagles assistant coach also believes the first leg in Kumasi was well managed by the technical crew and players to Nigeria’s advantage.
“The rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana is a massive one . Those of us who have the privilege to take part in such game knows how huge and important it is .”
“When you have this kind of game, especially two-legged ties, you have to manage the game to your advantage and being in a position to achieve the advantage that’s been set out which is to qualify for the World Cup.”
“Sometimes people want to talk about how beautiful the performance is, but we the technical crew always try to focus on what we want to do, what the opponents want to do and what we know we can do .”
“All I can say, is at the moment we are in good position”. He told NFF TV.
On the second leg, Amuneke warned the Super Eagles not to under-estimate the Ghananians and revealed that the second leg will be totally different.
“We all have one objective, we want to qualify, but we have to thread with caution, because the Ghananians aren’t push over . Basically people are looking at the team based on what they did at the last African Cup of Nations in Cameroon where they went at the Group phase, but each game is totally different. “
“What matters now is that we played the first leg in Ghana and achieve our desire. In this kind of game, if you can’t win, make sure you don’t lose and that’s what we did . And now to the second leg which is at home ,we have to prepare, look at our strength and the opponents strength and weakness, then work towards that direction.” He said.
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