Nigerian lost WAFU Cup in 4-1 match with Ghana

by Eddie Scott September 27, 2017, 0:21
Nigerian lost WAFU Cup in 4-1 match with Ghana

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.

Eagles failed to fly on Sunday in the WAFU Nation Cup Final as they lost 0-4 to the Black Stars of Ghana.

Two goals from Stephen Sarfo, a goal each from Kwame Kizito and Winful Cobbinah sealed the victory.

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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.

Nigeria's consolation goal was scored by Rabiu Ali in the dying seconds of the added time from a free kick given few metres outside the 22metres box of the Black Stars.

"To let in four goals in the last game of competition is one of those things in football", he reasoned. Nigeria's lost, Ghana's won, but our jollof is still the no.1.

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"We have to forge ahead and put this behind us.We have done very well and this (WAFU) is part of our preparations for CHAN next year".

LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko who was at the final on Sunday, said he was impressed by the fight in the players that saw them come from the brink of ouster at the group stage to reach the final.

So while it was the ideal 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.

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Making this known less than 24 hours to the game between the 2 arch rivals in African football, he congratulated the Coach Salisu Yusuf led team for improving with each game which has seen them qualify for the finals.


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