Dennis Odoi, a defender, thinks Ghana’s World Cup playoff team was superior to Nigeria’s.
By virtue of the away goal rule, the Black Stars defeated Nigeria to earn a spot in Qatar for the World Cup.
The Super Eagles entered the two-legged match as the favorites since they had a stronger Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and had all of their key players available.
However, a star-studded Nigerian team missed out on qualifying for the World Cup in favor of a depleted Ghanaian squad.
They informed me of the rivalry, Odoi claims. But to truly understand how intense the rivalry is, I believe you must reside here. I was aware that it was a pair of West African nations that were almost neighbors. This fierce competition also concerns jollof (rice), “Odoi spoke with New Frame.
“Our battle was for the World Cup. Of course, beating Nigeria is satisfying, but we had to win those two games regardless of the opposition.
“The Nigerian squad had larger names, if you look at it. Names, though, are not everything. You might have famous players on your side, but you also need to have a strong group. Additionally, you must function as a unit. I believe that over the two games, we demonstrated to them our strength as a team and our willingness to stand up for one another.”