Ghana trounces Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup

Ghana trounces Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup

-Black Stars have won the 2017 WAFU tournament after convincingly beating Nigeria 4-1

The Black Stars have won the WAFU Cup with a convincing victory over the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Cape Coast Stadium.

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Ghana trounces Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup

Ghana's line up for the game

With a packed to capacity crowd, there was an exciting atmosphere in the stadium and fans had expected a cagey encounter.

Having earlier defeated the Black Stars 2-0 their last group game, the Nigerians had been expected to give the hosts a good run for their money but it turned out to be a rout as the Stars run away as 4-1 victors.

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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.

The second half started with Nigeria threatening Ghana's goal but after some spurned chances from both sides, Vincent Atinga made it 2-0 in the 59th minute from the penalty spot.

Stephen Sarfo put the victory beyond doubt when he converted from the spot on 78 minutes to make it 3-0 and register his fourth goal of the tournament.

Ghana trounces Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup

Stephen Sarfo's four goals won him the Golden Shoe

Winful Cobbinah added the fourth in injury time with Nigeria's Buhari getting a late consolation.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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