Ghana beat arch-rivals Nigeria to win WAFU Cup of Nations

Konadu warns players ahead of Wafu final against Nigeria

Super Eagles and FSV Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun has taken to his twitter account to cheer the home based Eagles despite the WAFU cup final 4-1 lost to the black stars of Ghana.

Speaking to the press after the game at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, Arhinful commended both countries and urged them to produce a good final on Sunday.

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.

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Rabiu Ali scored Nigeria's only goal via a stunning free-kick.

Ghana celebrate their impressive win.

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

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From one of such raids in the Nigeria defence, rasta-haired Sarfo capitalised on a loose ball around the visitors 18-yard box and unleashed a grounder which went straight into the net for Ghana's imminent opener on the 43rd minute.

"The team never played together".

On his part, Godwin Bamigboye, the Chairman of Nigeria Football Coaches Association, FCT Chapter, said: "I will not like to criticise the team more because, according to their coach, Salisu Yusuf, they had learnt some lessons". This game will be a great opportunity to redeem our image after we failed to qualify for the 2018 CHAN.

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Meanwhile, in the match for third place, played earlier at the same venue, Niger beat Benin 2-0 to win the bronze medal. 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.

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