Thomas Partey has said that his goal against Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff is the best moment of his career so far.
The Arsenal midfielder was Ghana’s hero in the clash against bitter rivals Nigeria in March.
The first leg ended in a 0-0 draw at Kumasi’s Baba Yara Stadium, but the second leg in Abuja ended in a 1-1 draw, with Partey scoring the decisive goal for the Black Stars to secure qualification on away goals.
“I’ll say it’s the most important goal in my career at the moment. It’s a goal that took us to the World Cup so I feel happy, the whole team feels happy and the country is happy, so it’s a joy to be the one to score that goal. I feel be blessed and I feel happy,” he told Joy Sports.
Ghana have been assigned to Group H for the World Cup, which will be held later this year, along with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea.
Partey is expected to play an important role as the Black Stars attempt to improve on their best World Cup performance.
The Black Stars reached the quarter-finals in 2010 and will attempt to reach the semi-finals for the first time in Qatar.