A Thomas Partey goal in the 11th minute helped Ghana to a 1-1 draw after the Nigerians equalised with a penalty minutes later.

This means the Stars go through to their fourth World Cup in five attempts having missed out on Russia 2018.

Otto Addo’s men went into the second leg against Nigeria in Abuja needing to avoid defeat to give themselves a chance after a 0-0 stalemate in Ghana on Friday.