Nigeria vs Ghana 2 – 1 Friendly Match Highlights Today 22 March 2024

Nigeria 2-1 Ghana

So, Nigeria hold on for a morale-boosting win to get some confidence back after their agonising Africa Cup of Nations final defeat by Ivory Coast last month.

It wasn’t a vintage display from the Super Eagles by any means without the likes of Victor Osimhen, but it will have done Finidi George’s chances of getting the permanent manager’s job no harm at all ahead of another friendly against Mali in Marrakesh on Tuesday night.

Another tough result to take for Ghana after their latest AFCON no-show, but that was an experimental side missing a lot of key players that pushed Nigeria hard with 10 men.

Plenty of positives to be taken for returning boss Otto Addo, whose side face Uganda on Tuesday.

GOAL! Nigeria 2-1 Ghana | Jordan Ayew 95′

95 mins: Coolly done by the Crystal Palace forward, who shows great composure to roll the ball into the corner and send Nwabali the wrong way.

Abdul Fatawu picks the ball out of the net and sprints back to the halfway line.

Surely there isn’t time left for a last-gasp equaliser, is there?


Nigeria 2-0 Ghana

90 mins: Full credit to Ghana, who are still not giving up here.

Semenyo heads off target from close range from the resulting corner and hurts himself in the process.

The Bournemouth man has certainly had his chances in Marrakesh.

Five minutes of added time have been signalled as Ghana prepare another couple of late changes.



Nigeria’s dangerous run ends up wide. For the moment, the Nigerians are playing with one more player on the field.


Red card for Jerome Opoku in Ghana.The defender is ejected from the game



Cyriel Dessers took the penalty kick for Nigeria and scored the first goal of the match.

Ghana starting lineup

1 Lawrence Ati-Zigi

17 Patrick Kpozo

5 Edmund Addo

2 Alidu Seidu

9 Jordan Ayew

19 Jerome Opoku

8 Forson Amankwah

21 Salis Abdul Samed

26 Iddrisu Baba

25 Antoine Semenyo

24 Ernest Nuamah

Nigeria starting lineup


Last five matches

Nigeria 2 – 0 Ghana Sep. 3, 2022 African Nations Championship Qualifying

Ghana 2 – 0 Nigeria Aug. 28, 2022 African Nations Championship Qualifying

Nigeria 1 – 1 Ghana Mar. 29, 2022 African Qualifiers

Ghana 0 – 0 Nigeria Mar. 25, 2022 African Qualifiers

Nigeria 1 – 4 Ghana Sep. 24, 2017 International Friendlies

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