March 29, 2022

World Cup play-off: Nigeria vs Ghana live updates

FULL TIME: It ends 1-1. The draw means Nigeria’s quest for a place at Qatar has come to an end after losing on away goals.

86′ Moses Simon sends his free-kick over every one and Ghana gets a goal kick

82′ Still 1-1. Osimhen shoots just wide and it’s a goal kick to Ghana.

74′ Bukari shoots high over Uzoho’s goal and Nigeria gets a goal kick.

67′ Etebo turns Emmanuel Dennis’ cross over Wollacott’s goal and Ghana wins a goal kick

64′ Afena-Gyan shoots and is deflected out for a corner which misses everyone and goes out for a goal kick

Substitute to Nigeria: Moses Simon replaces Moses Simon

58′ Osimhen’s over head kick fails to hit the target

53′ Ola Aina’s cross is deflected out for another corner kick. Dennis header fails to hit the target and Ghana gets a goal kick

50′ Great cross from Lookman fails to find the head of Osimhen and Wollacott collects.

47′ Uzoho clears a back pass from Ekong into a corner kick, and Ghana gets their first of the night.

46′ Ghana begins the second half with three substitues while Shehu Abdullahi replaces Frank Onyeka for Nigeria

46′ Ghana gets the second half underway

HALF-TIME: Nigeria 1 Ghana 1

44′ Wollacott called into action again and concedes another corner-kick which ends up in a goal kick to Ghana

40′ Frank Onyeka goes down from a tackle by Alex Djiku and Nigeria gets a free-kick

36′ Osimhen finds the back of the net but it’s chopped off for offside

31′ Calvin Bassey failed to curtail Kudus but the line is cleared by Ekong

26′ Bassey smashes the free-kick is into the wall and play continues

24′ Osimhen fouled outside the box and Nigeria get a free-kick in a promising position

21′ Ekong scores from the spot to make it 1-1

18′ Penalty to Nigeria after Lookman was fouled by Denis Odoi

16′ Bassey’s cross in is cleared out for a throw-in to Nigeria and it results in a corner-kick for Nigeria

13′ Another opportunity for Nigeria but it’s flagged offside

11′ Osimhen close to restoring parity but his effort flashes past Wollacott’s goal

10′ GOAL! Thomas Partey scores for Ghana

8′ Calvin Bassey fouls Issahaku and Ghana gets a free-kick which is easily saved by Uzoho

6′ Etebo fouled and Nigeria gets a free-kick

4′ Uzoho collects a pass into his box to stop Ghana’s attack threat

2′ Osimhen down in Ghana’s 18-yard-box

1′ kick-off

  • National anthems and pleasantries done

Starting XI


23. Francis Uzoho (GK)

2. Ola Aina

5. William Ekong

6. Leon Balogun

18. Calvin Bassey

4. Frank Onyeka

8. Oghenekaro Etebo

10. Joe Aribo

21. Emmanuel Dennis

12. Ademola Lookman

9. Victor Osimhen


16. Joe Wollacott

3. Denis Odoi

18. Daniel Amartey

23. Alexander Djiku

14. Gideon Mensah

20. Mohammed Kudus

21. Iddrisu Baba

5. Thomas Partey

7. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku

13. Felix Afena-Gyan

9. Jordan Ayew