World Cup 2022: Nigeria Arch-Rivals Ghana Black Stars Arrive In Doha


By Sedara Oluwadara

Super Eagles arch-rivals Ghana Black Stars have arrived in Doha, Qatar on Friday evening to begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign following a pre-tournament training camp in Abu Dhabi.

The Black Stars who stopped Nigeria’s Super Eagles from qualifying to the Mundial in the CAF World Cup play-off on away goal rule after aggregate scores stood at 1-1, were beautifully dressed wearing resplendent traditional smock for their trip to the Arabian country.

All of the teams that have arrived in Qatar so far have dressed simply or conventionally, but the four-time AFCON champions saw it as an opportunity to sell the West African country’s rich tradition.

The Ghana national team jetted off to Qatar after concluding their camping on Thursday with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland in the last warm-up friendly.

Goals from Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu and substitute Antoine Semenyo made the difference at the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.Black Stars will open their World Cup account next Thursday when they face the might of Portugal in a first group game.

The match will take place at Stadium 974 in Doha. Ghana will subsequently play against South Korea and Uruguay in the remaining group games.

Having missed out in the last edition in 2018, the four-time African champions aim at achieving a better finish at the global football event which kicks off on Sunday.

Ghana’s best finish at the World Cup was in the quarter-finals stage in 2010 in South Africa, losing to Uruguay after post-match penalty shootouts.

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