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Chris Hughton has urged Nigerians to support Ghana in the 2022 World Cup.

Despite losing to their West African opponents, Ghana's technical advisor Chris Hughton has encouraged Nigerians to support the Black Stars in the Qatar World Cup.

Following a thrilling 1-1 draw against Nigeria at the Mashood Abiola Stadium in March, the Black Stars qualified for the World Cup.
Thomas Partey’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Super Eagles captain William Troost-penalty Ekong’s as both teams split the spoils in Abuja.


After a goalless draw in the first leg at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, the result ensured Ghana’s qualifying on away goals.

Hughton was in attendance at the Football Writers Association Awards on Thursday night, and when he met writer Mimi Fawaz, he emphasized the importance of Nigerians supporting Ghana.

The BBC Africa correspondent, who is Nigerian-Lebanese, said on Twitter that she told the former Newcastle United manager that the Black Stars have her backing.

Mimi Fawaz posted on Twitter, “I have fully recovered from the Nigeria versus Ghana World Cup qualifier.”

“I ran into Chris Hughton at the Football Writers Association Award last night, and he asked whether we were still friends, and expressed his hope that I will support them in Qatar.” “Absolutely!” I said.

In the meanwhile, the Black Stars are in World Cup Group H with Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay.

Ghana’s preparation for the competition, on the other hand, will begin with a four-nation tournament including Japan, Chile, and Tunisia.

The competition, dubbed the 2022 Kirin Super Cup, will be held in Japan from Friday, June 10, through Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

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