Ghana wallops Nigeria to clinch WAFU Cup of Nations title

Nigeria vs. Benin

Tolu Olasoji

Top personalities like the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genort Rohr; among others have all confirmed that they will be at Cape Coast Stadium see the Ghana, Nigeria final.

Stephen Sarfo scored twice for the hosts, while Winnful Cobbina and Vincent Atingah also got on the score sheet for the Black Stars.

While, Rabiu Ali scored a stunning free kick late in the game, but it could not change anything as the Eagles settled for second place.

Ghana celebrate their impressive win.

It was a repeat of the Group phase clash between the rivals which the Eagles won 2-0, but the Black Stars were a different class on the night, taking Nigeria apart to the delight of a heavily partisan crowd.

Emmanuel Babayaro, an ex-international, said the final match against Ghana was a true reflection of the Nigerian league.

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

"The team never played together".

Supporting this assertion, Jerome Anyata, a grassroots football coach in Ivo Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi said that the team lost due to players' lack of exposure.

"If the coach can talk to the players on some of these issues, I believe it will give us a ideal result against the Black Stars on Sunday".

"Playing before a vociferous Ghanaian crowd destabilized the players as a lot of them were facing such situation for the first time in their careers".

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.

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