Ghana/Nigeria: Ghana Defeats Nigeria 4-1 to Retain Wafu Cup

Nigeria vs. Benin- Friday Ubong Anthony Okpotu

The home based Super Eagles were thrashed by their Ghanaian counterparts 4-1 to win the WAFU Cup of Nations on Sunday.

In the third place game, a goal in each half from Idrissa Halidou and Victorien Adebayor handed Niger the bronze medal at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Benin 2-1 in a third/fourth place play-off match at Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Ghana celebrate their impressive win.

Ezenwa who was at the goal for the Senior Eagles team when they played Cameroun in the World Cup Qualifiers, kept four clean sheets all through the tournament but conceded four goals in the final.

Sarfo, who was lurking in the 18 yard box, received a pass from Cobbinah, outwitted the defense of the visitors and placed the ball at the blind side of Nigeria goalie Ezenwa Ikechukwu, who remained rooted to the spot.

Berekum Chelsea's Stephen Sarfo was named the NASCO man of the match whilst Nigeria goalie was adjudged the best shot-stopper of the competition.

"The team never played together".

Victory swelled the Ghana Football Association bank balance by US$100,000 thanks to sponsorship from an American news channel, with Nigeria receiving US$50,000.

Tormentor-in-chief Sarfo stepped up to bury the kick in the net as he grabbed his brace and 4th goal of the tournament.

So while it was the flawless story ending for Ghana's Black Stars B, it was an anti-climax for the Nigerians who were forced to suffer a 1-4 humiliation in yesterday's final watched by a capacity crowd.

"We came into this competition under pressure because we lost to Burkina Faso at home and failed to qualify for the CHAN tournament", Konadu said after their victory.

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