Ghana 4 - 1 Nigeria...Stars Win WAFU 2017 Tournament


Hosts Ghana are hoping that their West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations triumph over Nigeria will help ease the pain of failing to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

The match played at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday ended with a sweet revenge for the Stars, who lost 2-0 to the Nigerians in the group stage.

Vincent Atingah and Winful Cobbinah were the scorers for Ghana, while Rabiu Ali scored the home-based Eagles' goal.

Sarfo made the dominance of Ghana count with a clinical finish after he cooly controlled the ball on the edge of the box and fired in a low shot in the 44th minute. Sunday will be a new chapter we have to open and we will do so by trying to beat Nigeria.

The Ghanaians kept piling the pressure on the Eagles defence and Patrick Razak won a penalty for Ghana in the 73rd minute just seconds after coming in.

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Ghana, winners in 2013, broke the deadlock through Berekum Chelsea's Stephen Sarfo two minutes to the end of the first half.

"To be fair to the team, they went for an worldwide tournament without camping, played six matches, five of which they did not concede a goal until the final match". However, the team has come good in the ongoing sub-regional tournament after recovering from a shaky start against Gambia and has now booked a ticket to the grand final after beating Niger 2-0 on Thursday. Stephen Sarfo stepped-up for to score his second goal of the game to put the Black Stars 3-0 ahead.

In his post match interview, Super Eagles' Coach, Salisu Yusuf, saidL "We lost to a good team".

Nigerians however pulled one back in the dying moments of the game.