The Super Eagles of Nigeria played out a 0-0 draw against the Black Stars of Ghana in the first leg of their World Cup qualifications playoff in Kumasi, leaving the second leg wide open when they meet again in Abuja on Tuesday to decide who will be among the teams to represent Africa in Qatar.

The Home side Ghana had more of the possession in the game with 56 Ball Possession against Nigeria’s 44 but only came close to scoring twice with the Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, making a some fantastic save from a stinging shot by Issahaku Fatawu and then again later on from Mohammed Kudus.

Super Eagles Nantes forward Simon Moses had the best chance in the game but failed to convert from 10 yards as he fired his effort straight at the Ghanaian goalkeeper with the goal at his sight.

Nigeria were awarded a penalty with 15 minutes left when Idrissu Baba Mohamed handled the ball after being tripped in his own penalty area, but after a VAR check from the centre referee Riduone Jiyed from Morrocco, the decision was overturned after deciding that the Ghana man had been fouled.

There is all to play for heading into the second leg in Abuja on Tuesday night when a place in Qatar at the end of the year will be won.