WAFU Cup: Eagles will be fired up to beat Ghana - Ajiboye

WAFU Cup Preview: Black Stars B chasing early qualification against Mali in Group A

"Seeing Abbey [Thomas] win the valuable Player should tell you the work we put in this game".

The Salisu Yusuf lead team are now third with one point, two points behind leaders Ghana, who face Mali after the Eagles' match.

Nigeria: 1. Esenwa, 2. Gabriel (9. Okpotu 76'), 18.

The first half ended scoreless despite the Ghanaians dominating play.

In the tenth minute Winnful Cobbina had the first real chance when he drove into the box, beating two defenders before firing narrowly over from the edge of the box.

The Syli National's first attack saw Seydouba Camara break behind the defence in the 19th minute and with just the keeper to beat he pushed his effort inches wide from six-yards out.

On the stroke of half time Ghana came close again when Gideon Waja let fly from range, but again the direction was poor and the shot sailed over. Second-half goals from Stephen Sarfo and Razak Patrick took the Black Stars to three points and top spot on the standings.

In fact, the Black Stars only had one attempt on goal in the opening half despite having nearly 70 percent of the possession - that shot coming in the 17th minute courtesy of a strike from Emmanuel Lomotey, but his effort was a tame one and easily saved.

When the game was going tougher, Coach Maxwell Konadu, substituted the tormentor-in- chief, Felix Addo in 64th minute for Hearts of Oak striker, Kwame Kizito who had a bit in the territory of the Malians four minutes later but was flagged off side.

Ghana: 1. J Addo, 2. Conde, 3. I Sylla, 17. Keita (7. Sory Camara 63'), 9 I Camara.

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