Ghana, Nigeria draw 0-0 in friendly in England

Nigeria and Ghana failed to find a cutting edge as the African

rivals fluffed a series of chances in a 0-0 draw in an

international friendly on Tuesday.

Nigeria striker Ideye Brown came closest to breaking the

deadlock just before halftime, smashing a shot from 20 yards

(meters) against the bar with Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey well

beaten.

Ikechukwu Uche and Obinna Nsofor also squandered opportunities

for Nigeria after the team weathered early pressure from Ghana,

which reached the World Cup quarterfinals last year.

Albert Adomah sent a volley just over the bar before Prince

Tagoe drew two smart saves from Nigeria goalkeeper Austine

Ejide.

Ghana substitute Asamoah Gyan headed over one of the best

openings in the second half.