Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has patted his Nigerian colleague Stephen Keshi on the back for guiding the Super Eagles to book a 2014 World Cup ticket.
Nigeria would be making their fifth World Cup appearance at Brazil 2014 after a 2-0 victory over Ethiopia (4-1 aggregate play-off win) on Saturday. They were the first African side to pick a slot before Ivory Coast and Cameroon.
"Congratulations to them [Nigeria]. They have done well," Appiah said. "He's my friend, [Stephen] Keshi. We have always been in touch and I am really happy for them. We have become very close friends and we talk on so many issues.”
The Black Stars will face off with Egypt on Tuesday in the return leg after a 6-1 first-leg victory.
Appiah said Ghana would not be complacent in Cairo.
“Egypt has got a very good team, no doubt about that. Even though we won, we are not going to get it easy. We are not going to sit back. We will try and get a win," Appiah added.