Coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Maxwell Konadu, has told AOIFootball.com that the Super Eagles should not expect a weaker side when both teams clash on Monday in the final group match at the ongoing WAFU tournament in Ghana.
Konadu’s Ghanaian team have already qualified for the semifinals of the tournament after back-to-back wins against Guinea and Mali, respectively.
Speaking ahead of the match, Konadu insisted he was going to play his best side to beat Nigeria, despite having already qualified for the next round, stating that any match against Nigeria is always a competitive one.
“Coming into the group stage, we managed to play better than we did in the first match, and against Mali, the boys proved that they can hold their own against a very good and difficult side.
“They did their best for us and we can only thank them and urge them on to keep pushing. Now that we have qualified, we know how to meet Nigeria. We know matches between these two countries are always very difficult.
“So, we are going to approach that match with all seriousness. I think we will use all the arsenals we have to go past Nigeria. We know they are a very good side and we also know they need this match to qualify.
“I am not going to rest any player; if Nigeria believes they are good, then they must be ready to beat bus on Monday to stand any chance of qualifying,” said Konadu.
Nigeria will face a daunting task against a Ghanaian team that is yet to concede a goal, because they are yet to score a goal in the ongoing competition