Ghana trounces Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup

Ghana v Nigeria for Wafu cup final

Ghana emerged champions of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations thanks to a 4-1 thumping of bitter rivals Nigeria in a one sided final.

In the third place game, a goal in each half from Idrissa Halidou and Victorien Adebayor handed Niger the bronze medal at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Benin 2-1 in a third/fourth place play-off match at Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

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

Ghana celebrate their impressive win.

"The players were not motivated en-route the final with no provision of match allowances and other bonuses while their foes were massively motivated for the final match".

The Stars avenged their 0-2 Group A loss with an emphatic win against a Nigerian side who until last night, had not picked any ball froom their net.

Sarfo made it 3-0 in the 77th minute from the penalty spot when Nigerian defender, Eze brought down a Ghanaian attacker in the box.

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Ezenwa, who did not concede any goal before the final game, was awarded the best goalkeeper award.

"The team never played together".

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

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

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.

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

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