Allow Nigeria go to 2022 World Cup– Ghana Parliament member tells the Black Stars
The Black Stars have been advised to look beyond Qatar 2022 to build a winning side. Boamah, who represents Okaikwei Central district, made the comment when the parliament discussed the performance of the Black Stars at the ongoing 2022 African Nations Cup.
Unarguably one of the most bitter rivals in international football, Ghana and Nigeria are set for a March showdown over two legs to decide who qualifies for the global showpiece in Qatar later this year.
The Black Stars are in poor standing ahead of the big game following their abysmal showing at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, where they exited the competition in the group stage without winning a single game.
While speaking on the performance of the team in parliament, he said, “If need be, dissolve our national team, and prepare our national team for the next five years, so that we don’t waste our time in playing Nigeria in the next World Cup qualifier. Because look at the team Nigeria has even though they’re out of the tournament. But I don’t think with the current setup, we can stand the Nigerians,” Boamah stated.
Ghana will host Nigeria in the first leg fixture before travelling away for the reverse tie.
The aggregate winners of this match join four other nations to represent Africa in Qatar.
At Afcon, Ghana produced their worst campaign in the championship’s history by finishing the group stage without winning a single game.
The Black Stars got their campaign off to a 1-0 loss to Morocco before settling for a 1-1 draw with Gabon in their second game.
In their last match, Milovan Rajevac’s side succumbed to a 3-2 loss to debutants Comoros, who had never scored a goal nor won a point at Afcon before the fateful game.
Ultimately, Ghana finished bottom of the group.
In the World Cup qualifiers, the Black Stars will hope to beat their arch-rivals to secure qualification after failing to make it to the last gathering in Russia 2018.