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Ghana thrash Nigeria 4-1 to win 2018 WAFU Cup

Host nation Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 to lift the 2018 West African Football Union trophy at the Cape Coast stadium on Sunday night.

The home-based Super Eagles could not replicate their group stage performance against the Ghanaian side.

Stephen Sarfo breached the Nigerian defence for the first time in this competition to put the hosts ahead in the 44th minute.

Atingha Adae doubled Ghana’s lead in the 60th minute from the spot.

Ghana got their second penalty of the night which Sarfo converted to extend the Black Stars lead against the Eagles in the 78th minute.

Scorer Adae got sent off during additional time.

With 10-men, Ghana caught the Nigerian defence napping as the Black Stars scored the fourth in the closing minutes of the game.

Rabin Ali scored a consolatory goal for Nigeria in stoppage time.

Ghana will receive $100,000 as prize money while Nigeria will get $50,000 as the runners-up.

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