Ghana’s Black Stars B side recorded a deserving 2-0 win over Niger to book a place in Sunday’s final for the 2017 WAFU tournament in Cape Coast on Thursday evening.
Hearts of Oak striker Kwame Kizito powered the Stars into a 33rd minute lead with a glorious header from a Winful Cobbinah corner kick before Kotoko’s workaholic Stephen Sarfo sealed the evening for Ghana with a brilliant finish 10 minutes from time.
Niger’s Menas physically dominated the Black Stars B but the hosts employed their awesome and flamboyant movements to nick it before a packed to capacity Cape Coast Stadium.
Ghana will face Nigeria, who beat Benin 1-0, in Sunday’s grand finale
Ghana XI vs Niger: Joseph Addo – Amos Frimpong, Thomas Abbey, Vincent Atinga, Samuel Sarfo – Emmanuel Lomotey, Isaac Twum (C), Gideon Waja (Kelvin Andoh), WINFUL COBBINAH – Stephen Sarfo (Felix Addo), Kwame Kizito (Ahmed Adams) – (Coach – Maxwell Konadu)
Niger XI vs Ghana: Lossény Issa – Moumouni, Lebne, Adamou, Moussa – Hinsa, Victorien Adebayor, Dela (C), DANKWA – Khaido, Hainikoye. – (Coach – Cheik Omar Diabate)
Goals: Kwame Kizito ’33, Stephen Sarfo ’80
MVP: Emmanuel Lomotey (Midfielder)
Attendance: 14, 065