By Monsurah Olatunji
Nigeria striker, Asisat Oshoala trolled Ghana following their struggle start to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) following a 2-2 draw in their second match in Group B on Thursday night.
West Ham star striker, Mohammed Kudus netted a brilliant brace but not enough as the Black Stars led twice but let Egypt back into the game, with Omar Marmoush and Mostafa Mohamed efforts to the rescue of the North Africans.
This came after their West African neighbours, Nigeria, had earlier defeated hosts Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 through William Troost-Ekong who scored the all-important goal of the game from the penalty spot.
Recall that the Bkack Stars had ruined Nigeria’s hope of playing at the last FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The rivalry between these two nations goes beyond football as they compete for who has the best jollof rice, whose musicians are the best, and other trivia entertainment arguments.
However, they remain the best of brothers and allies on important issues concerning the growth of the continent.
With the Ghanaians on the brink of back-to-back group stage elimination, and Nigeria on a good course.
Reigning Africa Women’s Player of the Year Oshoala took to her social media to set the tone for a lively exchange of words between supporters of the two African powerhouses.
“We start this banter in the name of the Father…..lead us as we embark on this sweet aromatic cooking ….Amen,” she posted on X.
A Ghanaian user, KalyJay, in an attempt for a clap back, posted; “Kudus has the same number of goals as Nigeria in Afcon.”
But the six-time African Player of the Year with her response reminded him that football is a result-oriented sport.
“no lies told ……YOU HAVE A POINT.”
Ghana sits third on the table in Group B with just one point from two matches and will next face Mozambique who also drew 2-2 against Egypt in their opening game but also lost to Cape Verde just like the Blackstara.
Nigeria on the other hand are second in Group B with four points and will next face Guinea-Bissau for a chance to finish top of the group.