Tag: WAFU Cup

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia congratulate Black Stars

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia congratulate Black Stars

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The Vice President of Ghana His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has congratulated the Black Stars B side on winning the 2017 WAFU Cup. The game hosted in Ghana saw the Ghanaians beat Nigeria by 4-1 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday evening thanks to goals from Berekum Chelsea striker Steven Sarfo and Hearts of Oak's duo of Winful Cobbina and Vincent Atingah. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in a twitter post congratulated the Black Stars team B for the achievement. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia‏ @MBawumia Congratulations to the Black Stars Team B for winning the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations championship.
Andre Ayew congratulate Black Stars team B

Andre Ayew congratulate Black Stars team B

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Ghana Black Stars midfielder Andre Ayew has congratulated the Black Stars team B side for winning the 2017 WAFU Cup trophy. In a post on his official twitter account, the West Ham player congratulated the local players for their achievement and asked for God's blessings for them. André Ayew‏Verified account @AyewAndre Congratulations to our local Black stars for winning the WAFU cup great guys God Bless you all for your achievement for our country Ghana beat Nigeria by 4-1 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday evening to lift this year's WAFU Cup trophy thanks to goals from Steven Sarfo, Winful Cobbina and Vincent Atingah.
Asamoah Gyan congratulate Black Stars B

Asamoah Gyan congratulate Black Stars B

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Ghana Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan congratulate the Black Stars B team for winning the 2017 WAFU Cup trophy. The Local based Stars walloped neighbors Nigeria by 4-1 to defend the title they won in 2013 in a game played at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Ghana. Two goals from Berekum Chelsea striker Steven Sarfo and a goal each from Hearts of Oak duo Winful Cobbina and Vincent Atingah ensured Ghana beat Nigeria to lift the trophy for the second time in four years. ASAMOAH GYAN‏Verified account @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 A very very BIG congratulations to the Black Stars B for wining the WAFU.. Ghana is proud of you.. kudos @ghanafaofficial the Ghanaian captain tweeted.
WAFU Cup: Isaac Twum crowned overall best player

WAFU Cup: Isaac Twum crowned overall best player

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Skipper for Ghana Premier League side Inter Allies and the Black Stars B Isaac Twum was voted the overall best player for the 2017 Wafu Cup competition played in Ghana. The Ghanaian midfielder won the accolade for his performance through out the tournament in his own country. Twum put up a splendid performance in midfield for the defending champions where he helped them defend the title they won in 2013. Isaac Twum's performance in midfield along with WAFA's Gideon Waja, Dreams FC's Emmanuel Lomotey and Accra Hearts of Oaks Winful Cobbinah saw Ghana win five and lost one in the tournament including a 4-1 victory in the last.
Ghana Coach Maxwell Konadu: WAFU success makes up for CHAN failure

Ghana Coach Maxwell Konadu: WAFU success makes up for CHAN failure

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Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu believes winning the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations will make up for their inability to qualify for next year's African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. The Black Stars clobbered arch-rivals Nigeria 4-1 at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, September 24 to defend the title they won four years ago on home soil. Striker Stephen Sarfo scored just before the half time whistle when he fired home from inside the box. Second-half substitute Patrick Razak made a huge impact winning two penalties when he came on in the 57th minute. The first one was converted by defender Vincent Atingah who was sent off late on after picking up a second yellow card. Sarfo was at hand to convert the other and register his tournament's fourth goal to win the Golden Boot a...
Ghana beat Nigeria to lift 2017 FOX-WAFU Cup

Ghana beat Nigeria to lift 2017 FOX-WAFU Cup

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Ghana beat Nigeria 4-1 to be crown the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations champions at the Cape Coasts Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 24. A brace from Stephen Sarfo, a penalty from Vincent Atingah and an injury time strike from Winful Cobbinah saw Ghana beat Nigeria to defend their 2013 title. It was a cagey start to the game from both teams with neither venturing too far forward early on. The first real effort on goal came in the 15th minute courtesy of a long range strike from Ghana’s Emmanuel Lomotey, but his 25-yard effort sailed inches wide of the post. Emmanuel Lomotey was in the thick of the action again ten minutes later, pouncing on a loose ball inside the box but he was magnificently denied by the acrobatics of the Nigerian keeper from 14-yards out. The Super Eagles
Benin, Niger battle for third place

Benin, Niger battle for third place

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Benin and Niger battle for the bronze medals at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations when they meet in the third-place playoff on Sunday at Cape Coast Stadium, kick-off at 14h00 local time. Both teams had high hopes of claiming upset wins in their semifinals, but they succumbed to heavyweight opponents and will have to lift themselves for this match, which will serve as a curtain-raiser for the final. Benin suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of Nigeria, with Rabiu Ali’s first-half goal proving to be the difference between the teams whiles Niger saw Kwame Kizito and Stephen Safro each find the net to condemn them to a 2-0 loss against hosts Ghana. This will be the second time these teams have battle each other in this year’s WAFU tournament: Benin beat Niger 2-1 on Tuesday night in the t
Emmanuel Lomotey wins Man of the Match

Emmanuel Lomotey wins Man of the Match

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Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Lomotey was voted Man of the Match in the Black Stars 2-0 win over Niger on Thursday night in the Central region capital. The game played at the Cape Coast stadium saw the Ghanaian crowned the best player on the day for his tremendous performance for his side. Emmanuel Lomotey displayed a sterling performance to help Coach Maxwell Konadu's side record a 2-0 victory over Niger to book their place in the final of the competition. The Dreams FC player has start in all the games for Ghana in the competition and has helped them to reach this level with his splendid performance.
Ghana beat Niger to reach Wafu Cup final

Ghana beat Niger to reach Wafu Cup final

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Two goals in each half ensured Ghana beat Niger 2-0 to progressed to the finals of the 2017 WAfU Cup competition in a game played at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Thursday evening. Ghana got the opener in the 31st minute through Hearts of Oak striker Kwame Kizito headed home from a Winful Cobbina's corner kick. The Ghanaians kept mounting pressure on their counterparts looking to seal the victory with another goal but the Niger defence stood high on their grounds to prevent Ghana from adding another goal. Back from recess, both clubs raised their game with Niger looking to draw level and Ghana looking for another goal. The game continued with an end to end affair with both side searching for a goal but it was Ghana who were fortunate as Stephen Sarfo added the second goa...
Benin look to upset Nigeria in first semifinal

Benin look to upset Nigeria in first semifinal

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Benin will look to upset heavyweights Nigeria when the teams meet in the first 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations semifinal on Thursday. The clash is slated for the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, with kick-off at 15h00 local time. Benin were surprise qualifiers for the final four, finishing top of a tough Group B ahead of Niger, Senegal and Ivory Coast. Their crucial result was a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Niger on Tuesday night, with Rodrigue Fassinou and Jules Elegbede scoring the goals. The Squirrels have beaten the likes of Cape Verde and Ivory Coast so far in the WAFU competition, and are set cause another upset against Nigeria on Thursday. Coach Oumar Tchomogo and his underdog side will have nothing to lose, making them dangerous opponents. As for Nigeria,...