Super Eagles of Nigeria and Black Stars of Ghana will renew their rivalry this year after the home-based Super Eagles were paired against the Black Stars in the playoff round of CHAN 2023.
The tie was confirmed after Ghana beat Benin 1-0 at the Stade de l’Amitié on Saturday to complete a double over their West African rivals.
A goal from Afriyie Barnieh in the 81st minute was the Black Stars needed to set up the playoff clash against Nigeria.
The Black Stars will be fired up for the encounter as they have not been to a CHAN tournament since 2014, while Nigeria will hope they can rediscover their magic again under Salisu Yusuf after crashing out in the group stage last time out.
The CHAN qualifying clash between Nigeria and Ghana is the latest in their age-long rivalry.
The first leg of the clash between the two heavyweights is expected to take place on the weekend of August 26-28 in Cape Coast, while the second will be played in Nigeria by the weekend of September 1-3, 2022.
Nigeria-Ghana face off again
This year alone, the two countries have faced each other three times at different levels. The Super Eagles faced Ghana in the Qatar 2022 World Cup playoff, while the U17 and U20 teams met in the WAFU-B tournament.
Although the Black Stars won the most important one- the World Cup playoff- Nigeria had the upper hand in the WAFU-B tournament.
The Super Eagles missed out on World Cup qualification to Ghana via the away goals rule, but the Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles defeated the Black Starlets at the WAFU-B tournament earlier this year.