WAFU Cup: Ezenwa Named Best Goalkeeper, Despite Ghana Humiliation

Posted September 26, 2017

They finished third on their debut in 2014 in South Africa, but failed to go past the group stage previous year in Rwanda.

"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".

Vincent Atingah and Winful Cobbinah were the scorers for Ghana, while Rabiu Ali scored the home-based Eagles' goal.

Nigeria pulled a consolation goal in added time as Rabiu Ali flawless inched free kick beat Ghana's Joseph Addo at his near post.

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"Aside the fact that Ghana played at home and played against their bitter rivals, they also wanted to take their pound of flesh from the Super Eagles who had beaten them 2-0 in the group stage of the competition".

Ezenwa was definitely at his best in the 35th minute with another superb save, diving low to his left to turn a low 18-yard shot from Isaac Twum around the post. Soon after, defence stalwart, Adeleye Aniyikaye copped an injury, prompting his substitution by Ariwachukwu Emmanuel.

Nigeria defender Stephen Eze's bad tackle on Razak earned Ghana another opportunity to score a goal from the spot in the 77th minute.

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.

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"We have to forge ahead and put this behind us".

They are strong in defence but I am sure the Stars and the technical team know what to do to defeat the Nigerians.

"To let in four goals in the last game of competition is one of those things in football", he reasoned.

The Super Eagles defeated 10-man Benin Republic 1-0 in the semi-final of the championship to set up a date with the Black Stars.

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