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Nigeria and Ghana meet for the first time since March 2022 with the friendly match set to be staged in North Africa.

The Super Eagles renew their regional rivalry with the Black Stars in the Jollof Derby on Friday when they face each other in an international friendly.

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Ghana are desperate to make amends after a disappointing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations campaign where they crashed out in the group stage as Nigeria went all the way to the final but lost against the hosts Ivory Coast.

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Kick-off time
Game: Nigeria vs Ghana
Date: 22 March 2024
Kick-off: 17:00 WAT | 18:00 SAT | 19:00 EAT
Venue: Marrakech Stadium, Morocco

Where to watch Nigeria vs Ghana


NTA Sports 24 (Nigeria)
Max TV and GTV Sports+ (Ghana)

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Nigeria team news & squads

The Super Eagles come into the match under the guidance of interim coach George Finidi after the exit of Jose Peseiro upon the expiry of his contract.

The former winger will miss the services of star striker Victor Osimhen who is injured alongside William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, and veteran attacker Ahmed Musa for the same reason.

Other players who pulled out of the friendly are Tyronne Ebuehi, Gabriel Osho, and Taiwo Awoniyi.

Nigeria probable XI: Nwabali, Awaziem, Ajayi, Bassey, Onyemaechi, Ndidi, Chukwueze, Iwobi, Onyeka, Lookman, Iheanacho.

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Ghana team news & squads

Just like their rivals, the Black Stars are under a new coach Otto Addo who was recently appointed as Chris Hughton’s replacement.

Addo will be without Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey who is gaining his fitness after an injury lay-off.

Orlando Pirates keeper Richard Ofori and West Ham United star Mohammed Kudus are nursing knocks which renders them unavailable for the fixture.

Ghana Probable XI: Ati-Zigi, Lamptey, Djiku, Salisu, Mensah, Majeed, Samed, A. Ayew, J. Ayew, Issahaku, Semenyo.

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