Ghana train in darkness before Nigeria tie


Ahead of their crunch 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off clash on Tuesday evening, Ghana were forced to train in rather unusual circumstances as the lights went out at their training venue in Nigeria. 

The Black Stars arrived in Abuja on Monday, and later went to Moshood Abiola National Stadium, which is the venue for Tuesday's all-important clash, to get a practice session in.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the Ghana squad arriving in Nigeria

According to Daily Post Nigeria, the Ghanaians were given only an hour to train on the pitch, but Otto Addo's men decided to exceed their time, which resulted in the stadium's lights being switched off. 

Instead of leaving the venue, though, they turned to their phones to switch on the torchlight function and proceeded to dance and sing on the field. 

They were reportedly asked to leave the pitch in order for groundsmen to prepare it for the match, with CAF officials said to have pleaded with the West Africans to get off the field, but they refused.

The lights were later turned back on, allowing Ghana to finish their training session ahead of the crucial fixture. 

The African giants locked horns in the first leg last Friday, but had to share the spoils as neither side could break the deadlock in the 90 minutes.  

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Ghana head coach Addo has insisted the Super Eagles will be under pressure at home after their struggle to score an away goal last week. 

"The Nigerians saw that we can play as well," the 45-year-old said, per Goal.

"Even though the Afcon wasn't good, I think we matched them up.

"They have high-quality players, but in all it was equal.

"The pressure will be on them at home and no away goals can hurt a lot." 

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