WAFU Cup Final Preview: Nigeria seeks to dethrone Ghana

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

This move is part of the motivation drive of the Federal Government to athletes ahead of the final match which will take place in the Cape Coast Metropolitan District of Central Ghana on Sunday.

A brace from Stephen Sarfo, a penalty from Vincent Atingah and an injury time strike from Winnful Cobbinah handed the Black Stars the trophy they won last in 2013.

Nigeria pulled a consolation goal in added time as Rabiu Ali ideal inched free kick beat Ghana's Joseph Addo at his near post.

Ghana and Nigeria have met in 49 previous matches, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association statistics.

The offensive midfielder, Isaac Twum after leading the team to win the game was named the best player of the competition.

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Atinga stepped up to put the spot kick away as he sent goalkeeper Ezenwa the wrong way.

"The team never played together".

"We are aware that the task will not be easy as Ghana Nigeria encounter is always a hard one, but we are braced for the challenge they will bring on board".

"It was a good lesson for us", said Salisu after the final between two long-time rivals.

Sarfo shot Ghana up in the 45th minute, causing Eagles to finally concede their first goal of the competition.

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. They were poor in every department of the WAFU Cup final except in the goal area where Ikechukwu Ezenwa did his best to emerge the Best Goal Keeper of the tournament.