Image maker of the Ghana Football Association,GFA, Randy Abbey has declared that the friendly match between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars in London next Tuesday is not a friendly but a battle of pride and supremacy.

Speaking to  Vanguard Sports from Accra, the media chief stated that the game would be tougher than the last one in which Ghana  humiliated Nigeria  4-1, but they are not expecting a wide goal margin.

“I know there is seriousness in it as there is nothing friendly in a game between Nigeria and Ghana. At least, if not for anything, pride is at stake. When the last FIFA ranking was released, we dropped a few places, so the game will be important for both teams.

What will happen come August 9 will be entirely different from the last encounter which we (Ghana) won by 4-1. I think the Nigerian team is much stronger and youthful now and has a lot to prove. It will be tougher than that of four years ago. I am not expecting a 4-1 result in this encounter.

Reacting to the recall of West Brom striker, Osaze Odemwingie and him being a threat to Ghana’s victory in the tie, he said, “Odemwingie is a threat any day whether playing for Nigeria or club side.

He is an extremely talented player which I believe will really add positively to the Nigerian team for the game. But I believe we have good players who match him any day. This I know will make the game more exciting.


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