Majeed Ashimeru picks form as Ghana’s World Cup playoff against Nigeria gears

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RSC Anderlecht’s midfielder Majeed Ashimeru is in fine form as Ghana’s playoff of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against rivals Nigeria gears.

Majeed Ashimeru after completing a permanent switch to Anderlecht in July 2021 hasn’t had the best start to life at the club. The 24-year in the first half of the season failed to break into the first team, starting only 3 of his first 24 appearances for the team in the league this term.

The worrying situation led to Majeed been snubbed for the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon as Ghana went on to endure their worst display in the history of the competition.

Following the snub, Majeed has picked good form, starting back to back league games and displaying a nearly perfect performance to help his side win back to back games. Ashimeru against KAS Eupen last weekend completed 91.3% of his passes, made 3 key passes and created one big chance.

The Ghanaian international continued the fine form against Zulte Waregem. He provided an assist, completed 90.6% of his passes and was the highest rated player on the field by statical firm SofaScore.

Majeed’s form comes at the right time as Ghana will play rivals Nigeria next month in the playoff of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in Qatar.

The Black Stars will first take on the Super Eagles at the Cape Coast stadium on March 24 before travelling to Nigeria for the 2nd leg at the Abuja Sports stadium on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Ashimeru will hope his faultless performances in recent weeks for Anderlecht will be enough to convince the new technical handlers of the Black Stars for the aforementioned games.

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