Nigeria beats Ghana to advance to WAFU Cup Semi-Finals

Nigeria beats Ghana to advance to WAFU Cup Semi-Finals
during the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations Tournament. Between Nigeria v Sierra Leone in Cape Coast, Ghana on 11 September 2017 ©Christian Thompson/ BackpagePix

The Super Eagles progressed to the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup after they defeated host nation Ghana 2-0 in the final Group A match tonight in Cape Coast.

The win takes Nigeria to the second position in the group with five points, a point less than already-qualified Ghana.

They will now battle the winners of Group B for a place in the championship game of the sub-regional tournament.
Nigeria beats Ghana to advance to WAFU Cup Semi-Finals
Guinea played out a 1-1 draw with Mali after they had led 1-0 by the interval.

Mali finished third on two points, while Guinea were bottom also on two points but with an inferior goal difference.

Salisu Yusuf’s team scored the opening goal in 52nd minutes through Anthony Okpotu after playing a goalless draw at half-time.
Nigeria beats Ghana to advance to WAFU Cup Semi-Finals
They doubled their advantage three minutes later through Plateau United left winger Peter Eneji, who has now netted two goals in this competition and was voted Man of the Match.

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