U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers: Why Ghana are ahead of Nigeria

The Black Maidens boss appears to be like ahead to their upcoming double-header towards their sworn enemies

Ghana coach Nuhu Baba believes his workforce are favourites to beat Nigeria to safe a qualification ticket for the 2021 Fifa Women’s U17 World Cup.

The archrivals are set for a remaining spherical showdown over two legs on October 30 and November 20.

Ghana come into the video games on the again of a 10-Zero mixture conquer Liberia within the final spherical, the identical part Nigeria accounted for Guinea on an 11-2 rating after the house and away matches.

“If you look at our record of winning 10-0 against Liberia and that of Nigeria winning 10-1, I think that we are ahead of them, I should say so,” Baba mentioned, as reported by the Ghana Football Association’s official website.

“There has by no means been something like getting scared of Nigeria.

“We are Ghana, they are Nigeria and we are two strong teams in Africa, so we are going on with our preparations and when the match day comes, people will see what we are made of.”

Ghana will host the primary leg fixture In Cape Coast earlier than travelling for the return encounter.

The video games had been initially scheduled for May however needed to be postponed to new dates as a result of of the coronavirus pandemic disruptions.

“It is very important that at least we have an idea of our opponent but for now, we don’t have any information on them so we are going ahead with our preparations,” Baba continued.

“We are taking part in house first so it’s our recreation technique. They ought to be looking for us on how they may have the ability to counter us.

“Even though it’s good for us to have information about them, we don’t have it. I believe we are preparing for them and everything is going to be okay.”

The Black Maidens are the one African aspect to have certified for all editions of the U17 Women’s World Cup held to date, a popularity Baba and his fees are poised to guard.

“When people talk about my girls being scared, I laugh because this is not Black Stars vs Green Eagles,” the coach added.

“Remember these are ladies’s sides, under-17 sides.

“Ghana has always been a tough customer for this age category and I believe that they [Nigeria] will be more scared of us than we will do [about them] because we have always qualified for the tournament and excelled.”

The 2021 U17 Women’s World Cup is scheduled to be held in India.

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