Asamoah Gyan, a legendary Ghana striker, feels Nigeria Super Eagles are ‘favorites on paper’ in their forthcoming match against the Ghana Black Stars.
The unpredictability of the games between Ghana and Nigeria, according to the 36-year-old, makes the tie the greatest in the Western African region.
“Ghana vs Nigeria games you can’t predict, it’s about the mentality and preparation and that how one wins. Ghana and Nigeria have had their rivalry long ago,” Asamoah Gyan said as quoted by 442gh.
“Honestly on paper right now, when you look at the statistics, they are ahead of Ghana a bit on paper.
Ghana will host the Super Eagles at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Friday, March 25, 2022, in a quest to make their fourth World Cup participation after losing out on the 2018 edition in Russia.
The rematch will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at the Abiola National Stadium.
Asamoah Gyan, the country’s all-time leading scorer and Africa’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup history, scored in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations match between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars, becoming the last player to score in “The Jollof Derby.”