Super Eagles fans pray for Ghana's loss to Portugal in World Cup clash

Super Eagles fans pray for Ghana's loss to Portugal in World Cup clash

Updated: 3 days, 18 hours, 20 minutes, 43 seconds ago

The five-time African champions open their World Cup campaign with a much-anticipated clash against the 2016 European Championship winners

Several Nigerian fans are hoping that Ghana’s Black Stars will suffer a heavy defeat to Portugal when the two continental giants meet on Thursday evening.

Ghana and Portugal will face later today at the Stadium 974 in a Group G clash of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Black Stars will be the underdogs against a Selecao side that boasts the talents of Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes, among others.

Qatar 2022 has witnessed a number of surprising underdog victories, including Saudi Arabia’s famous win over title favourites Argentina and Japan’s stunning triumph over former world champions Germany.

And Ghanaians will be hoping the Black Stars can pull a similar David-versus-Goliath win against Portugal.

But the sentiments among a significant number of Nigerians is for the Black Stars to be humiliated at the hands of the Portuguese.

The five-time Afcon winners are why the Super Eagles are not in Qatar, having claimed the World Cup qualification ticket at the expense of their eternal rivals.

Nigerian fans take aim at the Black Stars

Many Super Eagles fans have not forgotten that disappointment, and some confessed on Twitter that they have been ‘sacrificing’ for a Portugal win.

“I just came back from dedicating a sacrifice to ensure Ghana’s defeat and a Ronaldo masterclass today.
When it comes to football and Ghana. I no Dey do one Africa.”

I just came back from dedicating a sacrifice to ensure Ghana’s defeat and a Ronaldo masterclass today.

When it comes to football and Ghana, i no Dey do one Africa.

— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) November 24, 2022

“Retweet if you’re Nigerian and you can’t wait for Ghana’s defeat in the hands of Portugal today.
Proud haters, let’s gather.”

Retweet if you’re Nigerian and you can’t wait for Ghana’s defeat in the hands of Portugal today.

Proud haters, let’s gather.

— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) November 24, 2022

“Nothing will save Ghana from the crushing Cristiano Ronaldo is coming to give them in a few hours time. It’s about time for the World Cup to feel the presence of the GOAT.”

Nothing will save Ghana from the crushing Cristiano Ronaldo is coming to give them in few hours time. It’s about time for the World Cup to feel the presence of the GOAT.

— LERRY 👑 (@_AsiwajuLerry) November 24, 2022

“This picture is from the future. Rare footage of black stars after they’ve been dealt with by Ororo and his people. They’ll not Cedis coming.”

This picture is from the future. Rare footage of black stars after they've been dealt with by Ororo and his people. They'll not Cedis coming. pic.twitter.com/J4ZJSRxAY9— Mayor of FCT (@BassMagni) November 24, 2022

“Before you support Ghana over Portugal today, remember say na Dem beat us comot from world cup.”

Before you support Ghana over Portugal today, remember say na Dem beat us comot from world cup

— Nweke Chinonso Kingsley (@Obi2DWorld) November 24, 2022

“Let’s connect with each other before Ghana lose.”

Let's connect with each other before Ghana lose

— Official Celedon (@0fficialceledon) November 24, 2022

The bants have gone in both directions, though, with many Ghanaian fans giving their Nigerian neighbours as much as they receive.

“How do I disconnect the lights so Nigerians don’t get to watch Ghana v Portugal.”

How do I disconnect the lights so Nigerians don’t get to watch Ghana v Portugal. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/mpqtVGdQbd— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) November 23, 2022

The Ghana versus Portugal match kicks off at 5 pm Nigerian time.