Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Lomotey, has expressed his eagerness to beat Nigeria in the final of the WAFU Cup of Nations final to appease Ghanaian fans after their 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 sub-regional tournament after recovering from a shaky start against Gambia and has now booked a ticket to the grand final after beating Niger 2-0 on Thursday.

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 for the 2018 CHAN.  We’ll fight with our all to redeem ourselves by lifting the cup,” he said.


The Black Stars lost 2-0 Nigeria in the last group game of the ongoing WAFU Cup last week and will be looking to make amends in Sunday’s rematch final.