CHAN Q: Barnieh on target as Ghana records massive win over Nigeria in first leg

Hearts of Oak forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was on target as the Black Galaxies of Ghana beat Nigeria 2-0 in the first leg of the 2022 Championship of African Nations [CHAN] at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The game saw Nigeria stick to their guns and prevented Ghana from scoring in the first half.

The Black Galaxies were more determined and won a penalty early in the second half.

Barnieh stepped up and converted beautifully to make it 1-0.

Nigeria went on to search for the equalizer but it was Ghana that added a second.

A cross from Sadan Abagna saw Seidu Suraj hit a first time effort which was saved but he pounced on the loose ball again to make it 2-0 in the 86th minute and that was the final score.

Ghana failed to qualify for the previous two editions. To book a ticket to Algeria next year, the Black Galaxies must overcome Nigeria in a two-legged tie.

The second leg will be played the following weekend at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.