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WAFU 2019: Ghana to face Senegal in final

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ghana will have a showdown with Senegal in the final of the WAFU 2019  tournament after the host nation beat Mali 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Senegal who is hosting the tournament for the first time in their history has enjoyed a good campaign thus far. They secured qualification to the semi-final stage earlier this week where they were paired with Mali.

In a tough game at the Stade Lat Dior yesterday, the Lions devoured the Eagles to ensure they sailed through to the set up a final with defending champions Ghana.

Though the first half of the game ended goalless, two goals in the second half from Ibrahima Drame and Elhadji Kane were enough to hand Senegal a 2-0 victory against their Mali opponent.

Meanwhile, A fantastic hat trick by Shafiu Mumuni on Tuesday ensured Ghana's dream of retaining the WAFU trophy is still on course as they have made it to the grand finale.

The 2017 champions defeated the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire 3-0 at the Stade Lat Dior in the semi-final to make another final appearance.

The AshantiGold striker's hat-trick on Tuesday night has seen him become the first player to score 3 goals at any WAFU tournament and he is also leading scorer of this year's tournament with 4 goals.

The battle for the ultimate prize between the host nation and the defending champions will be played on Sunday, October 13, 2019.