Wafu: Konadu blames injuries for Nigeria defeat

Home based Super Eagles

The Super Eagles had to win in order to progress further in the tournament and they did just that with second half goals from Anthony Okpotu and Peter Moses handing the Super Eagles a 2-0 win over hosts Ghana at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday, 18 September 2017.

"We will go back, rest well and recover for Thursday and the semifinal". We look forward to the semifinals with confidence.

Ghana awaits its semi-final opponent from Group B.

"We must show character and efficiency at the rear, and middle and the fore. So we going to talk to them and make sure that we come out strongly on Thursday", Konadu said. "That demands absolute seriousness and diligence", he told thenff.com.

The win saw both Nigeria on five points, qualify alongside Ghana who had already booked their passage into the last four.

Nigeria finished as runners-up in Group A and will face Group B winners Benin, who had to wait till the 87 minute before they could subdue nine-man Niger 2-1 an incident-filled match Tuesday night.

Ghana will face the second placed team in Group B on Thursday in the first semi-final at the Cape Coast Stadium, while the home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on the victor of Group A also on Thursday.

Group B is delicately poised with any of the four teams still able to qualify for the semi-finals.

Yusuf stressed the importance of the match which be played at the Cape Coast Stadium.

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