"The Experience In Ghana Was Surprising" Victor Osimhen Reveals How The Super Eagles Was Treated In Kumasi.

Nigerian in-form striker, Victor Osimhen, has narrated how the Super Eagles received a NOT too good treatment from the Ghanaian fans in Kumasi.

Osimhen, becomes the latest player to reveal how the Super Eagles were welcomed in Ghana in a bid to psychologically weaken the team just before the much anticipated 'JollofDerby' clash at the  Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday night.

The Super Eagles squad led by Augustine Eguavoen, had travelled to Kumasi on Thursday afternoon, March 24 ahead of the first leg of the Africa World Cup qualifying play-off game against the Black Stars of Ghana, and first on their arrival, they made to jump off the plane with big luggages after landing due to a short ramp provided by their authorities.

Osimhen also complained about the journey from the hotel to the stadium, how they were harassed by Ghanaian supporters as the team bus made its way inside the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, adding that they screamed at Augustine Eguavoen’s men and hit their bus while making signs at them.

The Napoli striker said the Super Eagles were not allowed to inspect the pitch on the day of the match against the Black Stars.

“The experience in Ghana is a bit understandable due to the African thing, but it was surprising when we landed and we had to jump down and some of us carried big hand luggage which was quite stressful for us,” Osimhen bemoans as he explained to Elegbete TV Sports on Saturday evening.

“When I first saw it it was really funny but at the end of the day it was a good experience.

“From our hotel to the stadium is about 25-30 minutes so on getting there, there was a huge Ghanaian crowd, screaming at us, hitting our bus and making signs.

“We were in the traffic for like up to 45 minutes before we got to the dressing room and when we got to the dressing room, it wasn’t up to 20 minutes, then Yobo came to us we had to go out.

“We didn’t even inspect the pitch like a normal game day but we are used to these kinds of things so we were not really bothered about that. It was really not professional”... He concluded.

Osimhen who is currently in red-hot form for his club Napoli, played the full 90 minutes, as the Super Eagles held the Black Stars to a 0-0 draw at the Kumasi Stadium, which leaves the tie very much open for both teams in the second-leg.

The Super Eagles are currently back in Abuja Nigeria for the preparations of a must-win return-leg encounter set to be played at the newly renovated Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

A win for either Nigeria or Ghana, would see them clinch one of Africa's five tickets for a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

In seven games played so far in the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign, Nigeria have scored 9 goals, with Osimhen scoring 4 of them to make him the country's top scorer in the qualifiers .

6 out of the 9 goals were scored away and only 3 at home. They've scored in all the away games except the last game against Ghana. They also won all away games but only managed to secure one win at home, lost one, and draw the last one all at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The last time Nigeria played Ghana in a World Cup qualifier in 2001, for the 2002 FIFA World Cup ticket in Korea/Japan, the Super Eagles drew goalless in Ghana, and then won by 3-0 at home in Port Harcourt. 

The BIG Question:

Do you see a repeat of that fixture happening again on Tuesday?

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