2017 WAFU Cup of Nations – DAY TWO WRAP

2017 WAFU Cup of Nations – DAY TWO WRAP

Sunday Sep 10, 2017. 22:30

Day two of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations was one of goals with Niger and Guinea progressing into the group stages of the tournament after winning their respective Last 16 matches.

What the first day was lacking in excitement was made up in double on Sunday, September 10 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium with six goals scored across the two games in two shock upsets.

Burkina Faso were the favourites to win the first game on day two of the WAFU tournament, but they were outplayed by Niger who took the lead in the first half thanks to a goal from Boubacar Hainikoye Soumana.

That goal, however, was cancelled out early in the second half by a strike from Hassamy Sansan Dah before Idrissa Halidou scored the winning goal in the 71st minute, 2-1.





The second game on day two of the WAFU tournament produced all its goals in the first half when Guinea had to come from behind to beat favourites Guinea-Bissau.

Gilson Correia opened the scoring for the Djurtus, but goals from Sekou Ketia and Abdoulaye Camara saw Guinea run out 2-1 victors.





Day three of the WAFU Cup of Nations will produce another double-header at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium with Mali taking on Mauritania at 15h00 (GMT) and African powerhouse Nigeria facing Sierra Leone at 18h00 (GMT) on Monday, September 11.