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Black Stars down Eagles in WAFU Cup final

Black Stars down Eagles in WAFU Cup final

Ghana's home-based players have emerged champions of the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations after thumping bitter rivals Nigeria's home-based side 4-1 in Sunday's final in Cape Coast.

Rabiu Ali scored Nigeria's only goal via a stunning free-kick.

Ghana have now successfully defended the title they hosted and won back in 2013.

Ezenwa kept clean sheet in Nigeria's first four matches before poor defending exposed him to the four goals he conceded last night. Vincent Atingah stepped up for the Ghanaians and doubled their lead with a well-placed spot-kick.

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.

Sarfo, who was lurking in the 18 yard box, received a pass from Cobbinah, outwitted the defense of the visitors and placed the ball at the blind side of Nigeria goalie Ezenwa Ikechukwu, who remained rooted to the spot.

The defender who comically added that despite the fact that Nigeria lost the match that the country's jollof rice is still better than that of Ghana.

Kano Pillars' Ali got a consolation goal for Nigeria deep into stoppage time but Ghana had already rolled out the drums for a well deserved victory.

Konadu was delighted his troops managed to cap an impressive display at the WAFU tournament with four goals in the final.

In his post match interview, Super Eagles' Coach, Salisu Yusuf, saidL "We lost to a good team". However, the team has come good in the ongoing sub-regional tournament after recovering from a shaky start against Gambia and has now booked a ticket to the grand final after beating Niger 2-0 on Thursday.