Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 in the final of the West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament in Ghana’s coastal city of Cape Coast on Sunday.

Stephen Sarfo’s brace, as well as one goal each from defender Vincent Atingah and Winful Cobbina ensured Ghana to defend the trophy it won in 2013.

Rabiu Ali scored a consolation goal in dying moment of the game for Nigeria who had earlier beaten the locally-based Ghanaian team in the last group match during the week.

Ghana’s skipper Isaac Twum was named Best Player of the Tournament whilst his teammate Stephen Sarfo was handed the golden boot after finishing the competition with four goals.

Nigerian shot-stopper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was also voted the best goalkeeper of the competition.

The 16-nation sub-regional championship serves as a platform to promote unity, friendliness and development of football among member countries. It is designed for only locally-based players in the sub-region.

Ghana will receive 100,000 U.S. dollars in a prize money. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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