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JOLLOF DERBY: Nigeria Defeats Ghana In Morocco



Two goals, one in each half, from Nigeria against arch rival Ghana, settled the friendly derby between the two West African Countries in Morocco on Friday.

Ghana managed to pull back one though, in the dying minutes of the game.

Cyril Dessers, in the 38 minutes opened scoring from a penalty kick conceded by Ghana.

The tally was doubled by Ademola Lookman in the 84th minute. Ghanaian player got sent off by the 56th minute.

The Ghanaians, however pulled back a goal in the 90th minutes, leaving the game at 2-1 in favour of the Nigerians.

The two major teams in African football, Nigeria and Ghana, faced each other in a high-profile international friendly match in Marrakesh.

This game is significant as it marks the latest chapter in their long-standing rivalry, known as the ‘Jollof Derby’.

This is the first time the countries are meeting since the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, where Nigeria, also known as the Super Eagles, experienced a heartbreaking loss to the host team in a thrilling final last month.

Finidi George, a former player for Ipswich Town, is currently in temporary charge of the Nigerian team as they seek a permanent replacement for former head coach Jose Peseiro.

George faced challenge today due to the absence of key players like Victor Osimhen, William Troost-Ekong, and Samuel Chukwueze.

Despite these setbacks, the Nigerian impressed and hopes to secure the head coach position on a long-term basis.

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