Home Eagles fall to Black Stars in WAFU Cup final

Kristen Gonzales
September 26, 2017

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.

Super Eagles number 10 Rabiu Ali had a sight of goal but Samuel Sarfo blocked his shot to corner.

"The Ghanaians prepared for the match like an AFCON final and they were not to blame with the win being a consolation for the CHAN miss and shaky world cup qualification displays", he said.

"The WAFU Cup final is a good example of a rivalry match".

"This the NFF said was a way of motivating and spurring the team to give their best and win the coveted trophy".

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.

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Another Ghanian star, Twum Isaac, was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

"The team never played together".

After a scrappy start, the Stars took charge of the game after 30 minutes but had to wait till the 45th minute for the first goal of the game through Stephen Sarfo's low strike which beat Nigeria keeper, I. Ezenwa. This game will be a great opportunity to redeem our image after we failed to qualify for the 2018 CHAN.

The Black Stars second goal came in the 58 minute through a penalty awarded to Ghana after Patrick Razak who came on as substitute was tripped down in the box and Vincent Atinga made no mistake from the spot sending Ezenwa the wrong way.

"We have seen Nigeria play most of their games in the afternoons, which had been very hard for them because of the scorching sun, now they would play in the evening and that would be a great atmosphere".

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