Nigerian lost WAFU Cup in 4-1 match with Ghana

Ghana v Nigeria for Wafu cup final

Top personalities like the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genort Rohr; among others have all confirmed that they will be at Cape Coast Stadium see the Ghana, Nigeria final.

Stephen Sarfo who was voted the man-of-the-match scored a brace for the Black Stars, while Vincent Atinga and Winful Cobbinah scored a goal each for the hosts.

Nigeria hit a consolation goal through Rabiu Ali later in additional time.

A reckless tackle by Stephen Eze on Patrick Razak as he was driving into the Nigerian box earned Ghana another penalty in the 77th minute.

Okwudili Nwaolisa, a former Team Manager of Coal-City United FC of Enugu, said since the team had limited time to prepare for the CHAN tournament in 2018 it was necessary for the NFF to retain the players to ensure more blending.

The result which ended 4-1 in favour of Ghana was a disgrace for a team that had not conceded a goal in four matches.




Atinga stepped up to put the spot kick away as he sent goalkeeper Ezenwa the wrong way.

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

"Playing before a vociferous Ghanaian crowd destabilized the players as majority were facing such situation for the first time in their careers". They were poor in every department of the WAFU Cup final except in the goal area where Ikechukwu Ezenwa did his best to emerge the Best Goal Keeper of the tournament.

Niger Republic edged Benin Republic 2-1 in the third place match earlier on Sunday.

"I believe Ghana deserved the win and it a good lesson for us ahead of the CHAN tournament".

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