Ghana defender Thomas Abbey is not expecting a blood-and-thunder encounter when they meet Nigeria in Sunday’s final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
The Hearts of Oak captain sat out the 2-0 reverse to the Super Eagles last Monday in the group stage due to a thigh injury.
But he recovered to play the entire duration in the 2-0 success over Niger in the semi-final last Thursday.
The Ghana Premier League leading scorer, who has been deployed as a make-shift left back, is ready to give his all to win at the Cape Coast Stadium
“It will be a normal game for me. It’s all about how we have gathered momentum to face them,” said.
The Hearts of Oak striker [Kwame Kizito] should have extended the lead for Ghana in the 47th minute but goalkeeper Hosseini came off his line quickly to save the situation.
The Nigeriens were in the driving seat in the second half until the 75th minute when another calamity slapped them in the face as another central defender Adamou left the field in anguish, giving room for Stephen Sarfo to hit the back of the net in the 79th minute from a close range to cusp a brilliant night for the Berekum Chelsea striker.
“When I was sitting back, I watched them [Nigeria], how they play and I picked a little on how they are [style of play].
“On Sunday if I get the chance to play, I will do my best.”
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