VIRAL: Dessers, Lookman on target as Nigeria thrash Ghana 2-1 in friendly

Dessers, Lookman on target as Nigeria thrash Ghana 2-1 in friendly

Dessers, Lookman on target as thrash Ghana 2-1 in

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Dessers, Lookman on target as Nigeria thrash Ghana 2-1 in friendly

and emerged Nigeria's heroes against a tough Ghana side in a friendly match in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Dessers the deadlock in the first half, with a 38th minute spot kick, to give the the lead.

In the second half, 's struggled to keep up pace, as Ghana fought for an equaliser.

The Black Stars hopes were shattered after Jerome Opoku was shown a red card in the 56th minute.

Dessers, Lookman on target as Nigeria thrash Ghana 2-1 in friendlyDessers, Lookman on target as Nigeria thrash Ghana 2-1 in friendlyThe Super Eagles beat Ghana in friendly for the first time since 2014 – Getty image

Nigeria solidified their lead with a fine finish by Atalanta forward, Ademola Lookman, six minutes before full time.

However, Ghana fought their way through to pull one back, courtesy of an added time by 's Jordan Ayew.

Despite the effort, Ayew's late goal was insufficient to turn things around for Ghana, who lost their first friendly against Nigeria for the first time, since 2014.

The encounter also marked coach George's first game in charge of the Super Eagles.

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