Ghana Shred Nigeria to win WAFU Cup

26 September, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Wilson Dawson
  • Nigeria vs. Benin- Friday Ubong Anthony Okpotu

The Black Stars of Ghana emerged winners of the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU Cup) as they walloped the Super Eagles 4-1 in the final on Sunday.

In the third place game, a goal in each half from Idrissa Halidou and Victorien Adebayor handed Niger the bronze medal at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Benin 2-1 in a third/fourth place play-off match at Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

"The Ghanaians prepared for the match like an AFCON final and they were not to blame with the win being a consolation for the CHAN miss and shaky world cup qualification displays", he said.

"Aside the fact that Ghana played at home and played against their bitter rivals, they also wanted to take their pound of flesh from the Super Eagles who had beaten them 2-0 in the group stage of the competition".

The fans, on Monday in Abakaliki, said that several factors contributed to the team's loss and advised the NFF to address them instead of overhauling the team.

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


Ezenwa kept clean sheet in Nigeria's first four matches before poor defending exposed him to the four goals he conceded last night.

"The team never played together".

Black Stars' fourth goal was scored by Winnful Cobbinah in the 93rd minute following a goalmouth scramble inside the box.

When Ghana were awarded another spot-kick 13 minutes from time, Sarfo scored to raise his competition goal tally to four and put the outcome of the final beyond doubt.

"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". This game will be a great opportunity to redeem our image after we failed to qualify for the 2018 CHAN.

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