Black Stars thrash Super Eagles, win WAFU Cup

Nigeria vs. Benin- Friday Ubong Anthony Okpotu

It was all joy and excitement at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium after the Black Stars B of Ghana beat their rivals Nigeria 4-1 to clinch the 2017 FOX Sports WAFU Cup of Nations trophy.

Goals from Stephen Sarfo, Vincent Atinga and Winful Cobbinah cut Nigeria to size in a thrilling match watched by Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and CAF president, Dr Ahmad Ahmad.

Nigeria pulled a consolation goal in added time as Rabiu Ali flawless inched free kick beat Ghana's Joseph Addo at his near post. Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was beaten twice from the spot.

With the clock ticking for the end of the first half, Stephen Sarfo fired Ghana in front with a thunderous strike from the edge of the box.

"The Black Stars of Ghana are a big rival in football whenever Nigeria's Super Eagles are involved but you defeated them 2-0 in front of their home crowd to qualify for the semifinals".




Dazed with the drubbing, the home based Eagles conceded a fourth in the 93rd minute despite Ghana being reduced to 10 men after Atingah was sent off for picking up his second yellow card.

The Black Stars lost 2-0 Nigeria in the last group game of the ongoing WAFU Cup last week and will be looking to make amends in Sunday's rematch final.

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.

Nigeria reduced the deficit with what seemed to be the last action of the game thanks to Ali.

"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".

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