Home Eagles fall to Black Stars in WAFU Cup final

26 September, 2017, 00:47 | Author: Inez Murphy
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The Black Stars have won the WAFU Cup with a convincing victory over the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Cape Coast Stadium.

A cross-section of Nigerian football enthusiasts on Monday in Abuja said the Black Stars of Ghana deserve plaudits for putting up a brilliant performance in Sunday's WAFU Cup final match.

Stephen Sarfo, who was voted as 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.

Rabiu Ali's late strike from a free-kick was a mere consolation for the Nigerians.

Ghana celebrate their impressive win.

In the 33rd minute, goalkeeper Ezenwa Ikechukwu pulled a great save to deny Isaac Twum.

Straight from kick off, the Ghanaians showed they were out to avenge that earlier group stage defeat.

"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".

The start of the second half failed to produce any fireworks until the 58th minute when substitute Patrick Razak was fouled inside the box, only a minute after coming on, and the referee pointed to the penalty spot.

"If the coach can talk to the players on some of these issues, I believe it will give us a flawless result against the Black Stars on Sunday".

In the 77th minute Ghana was awarded another penalty as Patrick Razak was tripped down by Eze and Stephen Sarfo made it 3-0 for Ghana and his second in the game.

"I think the two best teams of the competition have qualified to the finals and we hope they would give us a better game on Sunday".

"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".

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