No bonus for Eagles at WAFU Cup, to share $100000 prize money

Ross Houston
September 21, 2017

Ghana will put their 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations dreams on the line when they face Niger in the second semi final on Thursday.

They are also the only team to have defeated Ghana, after beating the hosts in their final group game to advance ahead of Mali and Guinea as second in Group 1.

"Coach Konadu has told us to go all out to redeem our image so we are looking forward to the next big match and we can not afford to fail", he said.

"It is a must-win game; we are certainly aware of that", Yusuf said.

"We must show character and efficiency at the rear, and middle and the fore".

In August, the Super Eagles progressed to the CHAN at the expense of their near neighbours after an aggregate triumph, but expect the Squirrels to be desperate to make amends in the WAFU Cup semi.

"That demands absolute seriousness and diligence and only the best legs will do".

Despite winning three straight games before last Monday's shock loss to the Super Eagles, Abbey maintained that there was still a lot of work to do to get the Black Stars B firing on all cylinders to secure a ticket to the final.

The win saw both Nigeria on five points, qualify alongside Ghana who had already booked their passage into the last four. This follows the qualification of the Beninoise after their last group match on Tuesday. The two semifinal matches will hold at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, Cape Coast.

Nigeria are not entitled to any bonuses from the Football Federation at the on-going WAFU Cup in Ghana and would instead share whatever prize money they win at the sub-regional tournament.

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