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Where to watch Nigeria vs Ghana live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for friendly match

Nigeria and Ghana return to action for the first time since the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as they meet in a friendly clash on March 22.

Ghana bowed out in the group stages in the Ivory Coast with Nigeria eventually beaten by the host nation in a dramatic final showdown back in February. 

With 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification set to start for both nations in June, this game will be a key test of their readiness ahead of the summer schedule.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does Nigeria vs Ghana kick off?

This international friendly match takes place at the Stade de Marrakech Henriques in Marrakesh, Morocco and kicks off on Friday, March 22 at 4:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Fri, Mar. 22 12:00 p.m. ET
Canada Fri, Mar. 22 12:00 p.m. ET
UK Fri, Mar. 22 4:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Sat, Mar. 23 3:00 a.m. AEDT
India Sat, Mar. 23 9:30 a.m. IST

Nigeria vs Ghana live stream, TV channel

Worldwide TV and streaming information on this friendly game is limited ahead of kickoff with betting service Bet365 offering a live streaming service. The option is available to all members with a funded account or who have placed an applicable bet in the last 24 hours.

Reports suggest Nigerians can catch the match on NTA Sports 24, while Ghanaians can follow the game on Max TV and GTV Sports+ in their respective home countries.

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Nigeria vs Ghana lineups, team news

Nigeria are missing a host of key players for this match with captain William Troost-Ekong ruled out through injury alongside full-back Ola Aina and striker Victor Boniface.

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has been included in the squad by new head coach Finidi George plus Premier League stars including Taiwo Awoniyi and Alex Iwobi.

Nigeria predicted XI (3-4-3, right to left): Uzoho (GK) — Ajayi, Bassey, Omeruo  — Iwobi, Onyeka, Ndidi, Simon— Lookman, Osimhen, Tella.

Nigeria subs (9): TBC

Otto Addo has returned for a second spell in charge of Ghana, following their AFCON exit in January, but the key absentee for the Black Stars remains as Arsenal’s Thomas Partey.

Jordan Ayew, Antoine Semenyo and Inaki Willams are all included in the squad by Addo.

Ghana predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Ofori (GK) — Odoi, Djiku, Salisu, Mensah — Abdul Samed, Kudus, Ashimeru — J. Ayew, Williams, Semenyo.

Ghana subs (9): TBC

Nigeria vs Ghana prediction

With new managers in place ahead of this game, and the contest being played at a neutral venue, it is difficult to pick a clear favourite. 

Ghana will be eager to bounce back from the AFCON debacle and Nigeria’s confidence could be dented by their final loss in Abidjan. 

Prediction: Nigeria 1-1 Ghana

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