Abdullahi 'Proud' Of Home Eagles Despite WAFU Cup Final Defeat, Hails Ezenwa

26 September, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Clint Gray
  • We'll win WAFU Cup to appease Ghanaians, say Emmanuel Lomotey

The Black Stars started the game sharper than they did in the semifinals win against Niger on Thursday.

Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Lomotey, has expressed his eagerness to beat Nigeria in the final of the WAFU Cup of Nations final to appease Ghanaian fans after their CHAN failure.

Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu (pictured) said the victory goes some way in making up for their failure to qualify for the 2018 CHAN.

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

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Top personalities like the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genort Rohr; among others have all confirmed that they will be at Cape Coast Stadium see the Ghana, Nigeria final.

The tournament's outstanding team corrected the flaws that made them surrender 2-0 to the Super Eagles in the group stage.

"To be fair to the team, they went for an global tournament without camping, played six matches, five of which they did not concede a goal until the final match".

But the humiliation was not over for Nigeria as Winful Cobbinah scored a fourth goal for rampant Ghana three minutes into stoppage time.

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Sarfo, who was voted the Match-of the-Match, put Ghana in front in the 44th minute after making a good run into the box to fire past Ezenwa.

Vincent Atinga sent Ezenwa the wrong way from the penalty spot to make the scoreline 2-0 two minutes before the hour mark. "We lost to a better side and we didn't create chances but it has been a worthwhile event for us as we hope to improve ahead of CHAN 2018".

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

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