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Ghana became the first African nation to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after holding their arch-rivals Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in Abuja.

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey gave the Black Stars a shock lead in the 10th minute, before Watford defender William Trost-Ekong levelled from the penalty spot 12 minutes later after Ademola Lookman was fouled.

Although there was a tie, Ghana qualified on the basis of the away goals rule.

“I am very proud of the team’s exploits. They have made the entire nation proud,” Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo said in a congratulatory post on Facebook.

Ghanaian forward Daniel Kofi Kyereh has taken to social media to share a video of the exhilarating mood of the team in Abuja.

Meanwhile, there has been pandemonium at the Abuja Stadium as scores of angry Nigerians have invaded the pitch and caused destruction to the facility after failing to progress to the next stage of the world competition.

Some footage from the stadium show angry Super Eagles fans pelting Ghana’s players and staff with water bottles thrown from the stands as they left the pitch after full time.

Some were seen scaling the barricade, running across the pitch to cause mayhem.

Nigeria would not be at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the frustration was displayed by Nigerians at the stadium.

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