The fierce rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana will continue tonight as both teams will battle for a world cup ticket at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The match kicks off at 8:30pm Nigerian time.
Both teams have played each other 56 times, with Ghana winning 25 of those matches, Nigeria winning 12 and 19, which ended in a tie.
Our correspondent was on the street of Raji Rasaki, Amuwo Odofin, to speak to residents who expressed their thoughts and predictions.
Here is what they had to say:
Chief Emmanuel Achunike Offodile, a businessman
The rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana is a long one, which is something to worry about. As big as the Nigerian team is, our porosity is telling on us. Ghana is a compact team and they usually capitalize on our porosity, but today I am sure we are winning 2-1.
Francis Sule, Security Personnel
I think Nigeria has a chance to win the match because we have a chance to score more goals than the Ghanaians. We have a lot of strikers, like Ahmed Musa. When you talk about the team and current form, Nigeria is better than Ghana. I predict a 2-1 Nigerian win.
Obinna Samuel, Self-Employed
I’m a Nigerian, so I believe Nigeria will win, but it’s a probability. I don’t know what will happen in Kumasi, but I’m sure in Nigeria, we will qualify for the World Cup. My prediction for today is that Ghana will win 2-1, while in the return leg, we will win 3-0 and head to the World Cup.
Footballer Onyebuchi Samson
I think Nigeria will win because they have more professional players and a good coach. We hope the Super Eagles will win against Ghana. I predict a 2-1 in favor of Nigeria.
Matthew Adesoko, designer
Nigeria will win 2-1 because they have quality players like Ighalo, Osimhen, and Simon.
Aliju: Jimoh Lawal, an engineer
Nigeria will defeat Ghana at home and away from home. I predict a 2-1 win in favor of Nigeria.
Favour Akinade Adebisi, Student
I think Nigeria will win because we have key players and tough players in the team. Nigeria will give Ghana a tough time. I predict a 2-0 win in favor of Nigeria.