Black Stars Shatter Super Eagles Dream To Win WAFU Cup

The Black Stars of Ghana have thrashed the Super Eagles of Nigeria. They have won the 2017 West African Football Union Cup Of Nations.

Black Stars Shatter Super Eagles Dream To Win WAFU Cup
Black Stars won the WAFU CUP

Hosts Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 in the final at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Furthermore, Stephen Sarfo scored a brace. Vincent Atingah scored a penalty and Winnful Cobbinah scored an injury time strike.  As a result, Black Stars defended their 2013 title.

Nigeria did find some consolation following a 22-yard free-kick from Rabiu Ali in the 88th minute.

Black Stars Shatter Super Eagles Dream To Win WAFU Cup
Nigerian Super Eagles celebrating

It was sweet revenge for the Black Stars. This is because they had lost to the Coach Salisu Yusuf-led Super Eagles 2-0 in the group stage.

Nigeria beat Benin Republic to reach the final. Ghana overcame Niger Republic before outclassing their biggest rivals . This therefore ensured that there will be a lot to play for the next time both sides clash.

The rivalry between the two sides is one of the biggest on the continent.

Only players that play in their country’s domestic leagues are eligible for the West African Football Union Cup Of Nations.

Black Stars Shatter Super Eagles Dream To Win WAFU Cup
Nigerian Super Eagles

Watch the match highlights here.

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