WAFU CUP 2017 : Ghana thrash Nigeria 4-1 in final

Georgia Reed
September 26, 2017

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung will be in Ghana on Sunday to cheer the Super Eagles to victory in the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations against the Black Stars.

A brace from Stephen Sarfo and a goal each from Vincent Atingah and Winful Cobbinah saw the Black Stars defend the WAFU Cup title they lifted in 2013.

Super Eagles number 10 Rabiu Ali had a sight of goal but Samuel Sarfo blocked his shot to corner.

"This the NFF said was a way of motivating and spurring the team to give their best and win the coveted trophy".

"The WAFU Cup final is a good example of a rivalry match".

Sarfo added the third - his second of the night - in the 77th minute as Ghana completely took charge of the game.

Another Ghanian player, Twum Isaac, was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

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"It dented goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa's run of clean sheets in the competition".

"The players have been together for long and duly qualified for the CHAN competition".

Making this known less than 24 hours to the game between the 2 arch rivals in African football, he congratulated the Coach Salisu Yusuf led team for improving with each game which has seen them qualify for the finals.

"Playing before a vociferous Ghanaian crowd destabilized the players as a lot of them were facing such situation for the first time in their careers".

The Black Stars dominated the second half as Nigeria collapsed, and any hopes of a Nigeria comeback were ended when Sarfo completed his double from the penalty spot.

"To be fair to the team, they went for an global tournament without camping, played six matches, five of which they did not concede a goal until the final match".

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