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Jerome Frank | 26 September, 2017, 00:46

This move is part of the motivation drive of the Federal Government to athletes ahead of the final match which will take place in the Cape Coast Metropolitan District of Central Ghana on Sunday.

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.

Super Eagles number 10 Rabiu Ali had a sight of goal but Samuel Sarfo blocked his shot to corner.

Konadu was delighted his troops managed to cap an impressive display at the WAFU tournament with four goals in the final.

Nigeria who got to the finals following their 1-0 win over Benin in the semi-final match were denied victory by a determined Ghana side who put up a strong performance to emerge winners.

Miss Arumma Eneh, a teacher and soccer enthusiast blamed the Eagles technical crew for the loss, noting that Coach Salisu Yusuf made no tactical impact to the match. Soon after, defence stalwart, Adeleye Aniyikaye copped an injury, prompting his substitution by Ariwachukwu Emmanuel.

It was the first time Nigeria had found conceded a goal in the competition and it came as a bitter pill to swallow as goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa let in four goals in 90 minutes.

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.

Ghana was awarded another penalty kick after Nigerian defenders infringed Patrick Razak and Sarfo stepped up to convert the spot kick in the 77th minute.

Nigerians however pulled one back in the dying moments of the game.

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