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WAFU 2019: Maxwell Konadu insists 'winning mentality' got Ghana to final

By Vincent Ashitey
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Maxwell Konadu
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Head coach of the Black Stars B team, Maxwell Konadu has insisted that instilling his outfit with 'winning mentality' has us got them this far.

Ghana booked a final spot in the WAFU 2019 tournament after emerging 3-1 winners against Cote d'Ivoire on Tuesday evening at the Stade Lat Dior in Senegal.

A sensational hat-trick from the skipper of the side Shafiu Mumuni ensured that the ambition of the 2017 champions to retain the trophy is still on course.

Speaking after the game, ex-assistant coach of the Black Stars, Konadu commended the team and said their winning mentality is propelling them to greater heights.

"It wasn't easy getting here. We did all the necessary training that will propel us to win," he told ESPN .

"Basically, we made sure we instilled the winning mentality into them.

"Even as badly as we played today, it was important that we were able to do the most needed thing, the is [get] the goals.

"I'm happy that at least we scored three goals today; that was our initial problem - people were saying our team was not scoring.

"Today, we managed to put three past Ivory Coast and I have to commend the boys."

Up next for Ghana, she will face the winner of the other semi-final tie between Senegal and Mali coming off today, October 9 at 8:00 pm.

The WAFU 2019 grand finale comes off this Sunday.

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