Our failure to qualify for 2018 CHAN spurred us on to win the WAFU Cup – Black Stars B coach

Coach of the Black Stars B, Maxwell Konadu, has noted that the players of the home-based senior national team were determined to win the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup in order to appease Ghanaians for their failure to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Hosts Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 to win the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Sunday thanks to goal king’s Stephen Sarfo’s brace and a goal each from Vincent Atingah Adae and Winful Cobbinah.

“We came into this competition under pressure because we lost to Burkina Faso at home and failed to qualify for the CHAN tournament.

“That brought a bit of pressure onto the team but when we re-grouped, we made sure that we spoke among ourselves and made it a point that we are coming to this tournament to at least appease for the loss”, Konadu stated.

According to coach Konadu, he and his charges were resolved to make amends so that the nation can, at least, savor a glorious moment in international soccer – something that has eluded the nation for some time now.

“We lost painfully to Burkina and everybody was down, but when this tournament started we came here with the aim that the only thing that can bring the smiles back on the faces of Ghanaians is to win the tournament.

“We started slowly but we gathered momentum and everything went well for us. We are delighted to lift the title”, he concluded.
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