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Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu couldn’t help but admit that the Black Stars B lost to a better team after seeing his side outclassed 2-0 by Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Monday’s final group match in the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations tournament. 

The Black Stars B failed to replicate their impressive form that saw them account for Guinea and Mali to confirm their semi-final slot as the Super Eagles ran rampant with goals from Anthony Okpotu and Peter Moses doing the damage. 

“It wasn’t the best of games for us and I must congratulate Nigeria for their performance, they showed much determination,” Konadu said. 

“They looked hungrier and I think they deserved to victory, we came into the game with a plan, but we were forced to make an early substitution after Isaac Twum got injured.”

The Menas of Niger

The Assistant coach of Niger, Cheick Diabate’ says he does not fear meeting Ghana in the Semi- Finals. The Nigeriens who came to the tournament as underdogs are proving critics wrong by beating Burkina Faso and Senegal in the knockout and Group Matches respectively.

Last Sunday, the Menas of Niger drew goalless with Ivory Coast giving them the edge to top the group with four points.

Thomas Abbey

The Black Stars B and Accra Hearts of Oak Midfielder, Thomas Abbey said he was satisfied with the position he played in the game between Ghana and Guinea.

Abbey played very instrumental role in yesterday’s game and eventually won the NASCO Man of the match in yesterday’s encounter that Ghana won by 2-0.

Abbey after the game in a post-match interview said, “Though I didn’t play my lateral role I play at Hearts of Oak and the Black Stars, however I played my best.

Kofi Dankwah

Ghanaian-born Niger Defender Kofi Dankwah has stated that he prefers Niger to win this year’s WAFU tournament. Speaking in an interview with ATL FM Sports, he said the performance of Niger in the ongoing WAFU Nations Cup is excellent and are worthy of the trophy.

The Nazareth Illit player who has been very instrumental in the Nigerien team said should Ghana win the tournament, he will be happy since he hails from Ghana; however since he has chosen to play for Niger, he would love Niger to win because he respects his profession as a footballer.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria need to lift up their game in a make-or-break clash with Ghana’s Black Stars in the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations today 18th September, 2017 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Hosts Ghana are comfortable and already have booked their ticket into the semi-finals stage with six points from their first two matches in the group phase, while the Super Eagles have only managed to secure two points and must win against Ghana to be sure of a place in the last four.

Ghana’s six points have come from wins over Guinea and Mali, who both drew with Nigeria and thus have a point each, but a win for either team (Guinea/Mali) in their game that will run simultaneously at the Ndoum Stadium in Elmina will knock the Super Eagles out of the running if they fail to beat Ghana.

The Head Coach of the Black Stars B team Maxwell Konadu has said it’s too early to predict the chances of Ghana winning the ongoing WAFU Nations Cup Trophy.

The Local Black Stars put up a sterling performance to beat the Syli National of Guinea yesterday by two goals to zero and has made them to top Group A with three Points.

Speaking in a post-match interview, Konadu said, “Though we played well and won; it is too early to predict our chance of winning”.

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