We approached WAFU 2017 as a team - Isaac Twum

We approached WAFU 2017 as a team - Isaac Twum

Super Eagles and FSV Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun has taken to his twitter account to cheer the home based Eagles despite the WAFU cup final 4-1 lost to the black stars of Ghana.

Ghana dominated the encounter played at the Cape Coast Stadium as they overwhelmed their Nigerian counterpart.

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

"It dented goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa's run of clean sheets in the competition".

Ghana avenged a group game loss to their arch-rivals in fine style after they annihilated the Eagles in the second half after they led 1-0 going into the break.

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

A reckless tackle by Stephen Eze on Patrick Razak as he was driving into the Nigerian box earned Ghana another penalty in the 77th minute. The spot kick was expertly converted by Hearts of Oak's Vincent Atinga for the Stars second goal.

The Black Stars have claimed 19 wins - compared to 11 for the Super Eagles - and outscored their opponents 72 goals to 44 in the process.

With six minutes remaining, Adje Adebayor made it 2-0 to Niger. This game will be a great opportunity to redeem our image after we failed to qualify for the 2018 CHAN.

For players plying their trade on the domestic scene, it is enough motivation for them to go all out as Ghana and Nigeria rekindle their long rivalry in football.

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