Ghana WAFU Triumph -We bet your ears are itching to know how much the local team will be getting for grabbing the envied WAFU Cup 2017. Ghana beat Nigeria 4-1 to lift the prestigious WAFU Cup 2017 at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Maxwell Konadu’s team opened the scoring in the first half with Stephen Sarfo grabbing the goal for Black Stars B. Vincent Atingah, Sarfo and Winful Cobbinah then added three in the second half with Nigeria’s consolation coming via Rabil Ali.
Ghana WAFU Triumph was indeed a great feat. But let us quit talking about skills and head to numbers.
The prize money for winning the competition is $100,000 and the Minister of Youth and Sports has also announced an additional $100,000 package from the government of Ghana for the team to make it a total of $200,000.
Below is the prize for the various stages of the 2017 WAFU. The prize money will be paid in US dollars.
Third place 25,000
Fourth place 10,000
Four losing semi-finalists 10,000
Four second-round finishers 5,000
Ghana Has All She Needs In The Local Team
Not absolutely proven though but it is a notion which has in it very strong points.
The general public holds this strong perception that local league players do not have what it takes. But the WAFU tournament has become an eye-opener to football fans who disregard the Ghana Premier League.
One thing to actually note is the fact that this side is not a true representation of the best in every position in the Ghana Premier League.
Though the team has recent,y made Ghana proud, we will not hesitate to say that there is much room for improvement. This is bearing in mind the Black Star B’s failure to qualify for CHAN as well as the painful home defeat to Burkina Faso.