Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has called on the current players to make Ghana proud ahead of the first leg of the World Cup Qualifiers against Nigeria.

In a post on Twitter, he stated that a win for the players is not just a win for them but also their families and the country.

Asamoah Gyan noted that it would be a game-changing achievement to have the Black Stars qualify after the setbacks they have witnessed in the past.

“The nation is fully behind you…Step on that pitch as wounded lions & go make history once again. Go Ghana Black Stars Go for Gold,” he wrote.

Ghana and Nigeria are expected to play tonight at 19:30 GMT at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

The two nations are battling for a spot in the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar.

Like Asamoah Gyan, many Ghanaians are excited about the match. 

Actor John Dumelo in a tweet noted that the Nigerian national team did not stand a chance against Ghana in the game.

However, in the event they do, John Dumelo said he would walk barefoot from Accra, the capital city of Ghana, to Lagos, the capital city of Nigeria, some 463 km away from Ghana.

Meanwhile, the Head coach of the Black Stars, Otto Addo, has revealed the players are in good condition ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifier playoff against Nigeria.

Addo, who is set to lead the team as the head coach for the first time, believes his men are gunning to go in Kumasi.

“I have had enough time. The players are ready and in good shape. We have done a lot in training, and I hope that we can show what we have done to Ghanaians,” the former Black Stars player told the media on Thursday.

The gaffer also calmed the supporters’ fears and scepticism, adding that it is normal to feel that away ahead of a clash of this nature.

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