Ghana 4-1 Nigeria: Stephen Sarfo double seals Wafu Cup triumph

Nigeria vs. Benin- Friday Ubong Anthony Okpotu

Tolu Olasoji

From one of such raids in the Nigeria defence, rasta-haired Sarfo capitalised on a loose ball around the visitors 18-yard box and unleashed a grounder which went straight into the net for Ghana's imminent opener on the 43rd minute.

Nigerian football team has lost in a WAFU Cup to Ghana in a match the ended 4-1, played at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana yesterday.

The Westerlo FC of Lagos loanee was a surprise inclusion in Coach Salisu Yusuf's squad for the tournament and was impressive for the Home Eagles, helping them record five clean sheets during the tournament only to capitulate 4-1 in the final. Atingah, who was later shown off the pitch after a red card, scored the second goal in the 60th minute from the penalty spot. Goals from Stephen Sarfo, Vincent Atinga and Winful Cobbinah cut Nigeria to size in a thrilling match watched by Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and CAF president, Dr Ahmad Ahmad.

With the clock ticking for the end of the first half, Stephen Sarfo fired Ghana in front with a thunderous strike from the edge of the box.

The Ghanaians kept piling the pressure on the Eagles defence and Patrick Razak won a penalty for Ghana in the 73rd minute just seconds after coming in.

Nigeria hit a consolation goal through Rabiu Ali later in additional time.

Barrister Dalung said he will be in Ghana to motivate Nigeria's players who are mostly drawn from the Nigeria Professional Football league NPFL.

"We have to forge ahead and put this behind us".

Hyping Konadu's credential, the report said the coach has redeemed his image by leading the home-based team to win the regional competition.

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