Ghana coach Otto Addo, has praised striker Jordan Ayew for his performance in the Black Stars game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday night.
Jordan Ayew was replaced in the 92nd minute by German-based striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt. Shortly after the Ghanaian technical team called for Ayew’s substitution, the fans began booing as the Crystal Palace player made his way off the field, indicating that they were not happy with Jordan’s performance.
However, Atto Addo believes the Crystal Palace attacker was very solid in the game.
“I think the boos were for me because I think Jordan played we’ll especially in the first half. Defensively he was solid and at the end maybe the fans did not see but he was tired,” Otto Addo said after the game.
Following the outcome of the first leg, Ghana have two options: a win or a scoring draw will secure qualification to the World Cup finals in Qatar, while Nigeria must win to advance.
The game will take place at Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on March 29, 2022.
The winner of the tie will compete in the World Cup finals in Qatar later this year.