No Jollof Derby as Burkina Faso defeat Ghana to face the Golden Eaglets in the WAFU Final

Published on: 22 June 2022

Paa Kwesi Fabin's side missed out on qualification because they failed to beat Burkina Faso in the semi-finals of the WAFU B U-17 on Tuesday.

The Black Starlets faced a difficult opponent, and despite their best efforts, it was not enough. Burkina Faso won thanks to a penalty in the second half.

Ousmane Camara’s converted to secure a 1-0 victory for the Young Stallions at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Burkina Faso set up a final meeting with Nigeria, who defeated Ivory Coast 3-1 earlier in the day.

Burkina Faso and Nigeria will represent the WAFU Zone B at next year’s youth championship in Algeria.

Ghana have now failed to qualify for the U-17 AFCON for the second time in a row, after failing in 2019.

A brace from Emmanuel Micheal and Ebube Onere’s strike saw Nigeria fight their way back from an early goal to make it 3 out of 3 wins in the competition.

Michael was voted Man of the match for another splendid performance, but more for the LB’s deft touch free kicks.

The youngster has definitely won hearts in the Cape and his head Coach, Nduka Ugbade also earned plaudits.

Before the game, Ugbade had vowed his team will empty their tank on the field of play.

Apparently, the tactician had also done his home work to the T, but his prediction of a Nigeria vs Ghana final.

The Black Starlets lost to Burkina Faso by a lone goal.

Meanwhile, Burkina Faso have also maintained a perfect winning record in the competition.