2017 WAFU Cup of Nations: Lomotey keen on WAFU triumph to pacify Ghanaians over CHAN failure

2017 WAFU Cup of Nations: Lomotey keen on WAFU triumph to pacify Ghanaians over CHAN failure

Black Stars B midfielder Emmanuel Lomotey has expressed his eagerness to beat Nigeria in the FOX WAFU Cup of Nations final to appease Ghanaian fans after CHAN failure.

Ghana failed to book a place in the 2018 CHAN tournament following their 4-3 aggregate loss to Burkina Faso last month.

However, the team has come good in the ongoing FOX WAFU Cup of Nations where they have booked a ticket to the grand final after beating Niger 2-0 on Thursday.

And according to Lomotey, who was adjudged Man of the Match in the Niger victory, is upbeat about the team’s chances of lifting the cup to conciliate the Ghanaian football populace.

“The game against Nigeria is very important because we want to take revenge for the loss last time around.”

“We know how they operate but it’ll not be easy. We’re going back to prepare very well for them. This game will be a great opportunity to redeem our image after we failed to qualify to the CHAN.  We’ll fight with all to redeem ourselves by lifting the cup. ”

Ghana, who drew the first leg 2-2, failed to make most of the home advantage in Kumasi, suffering defeat to Burkina Faso in front of their own fans.

Felix Addo pulled one goal back for Ghana just before the hour, but could not find the second goal they desperately needed to force a penalty shootout.

Burkina Faso qualified 4-3 on aggregate and will join 15 other countries at the biennial tournament, which Kenya will host from January 12 to February 4.

Also on Sunday, Namibia secured a place for the first time after a second-half brace from Muna Katupose earned a 2-0 victory over Comoros in Windhoek.

The substitute struck after 54 and 80 minutes as the Namibians overturned a 2-1 first leg loss.

2018 hosts Kenya and Equatorial Guinea, who qualified after Gabon withdrew, will also be making maiden Nations Championship finals appearances.

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