Head Coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Maxwell Konadu, has said the Super Eagles of Nigeria should expect a different Black Stars team when both West African rivals clash in the final of the sub-regional WAFU Cup final on Sunday at the Cape Coast Sports Complex.
Konadu side suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Super Eagles in the final group game on Monday, but rallied back to beat Niger republic 2-0 on Thursday night to setup a final showdown against Nigeria.
“We went back to do our homework after the game against Nigeria. We worked on set pieces which I felt was our major problem and as you can see, we were better with the set pieces against Niger,” said Coach Konadu.
The Ghana boss also posited that the game against Nigeria is not a do or die affair and they would not be having revenge on their minds when both teams file out on Sunday night.
“The game against Nigeria is not going to be a matter of revenge. For us, we are only interested in winning and retaining the WAFU trophy.
“I assure Ghanaian fans that the Black Stars will be more solid defensively, compared to when both teams met earlier in the competition,” Konadu added.
The Super Eagles defeated Benin Republic 1-0 on Thursday to qualify for the final with Rabiu Ali of Kano pillars getting the all-important goal while two goals from Ghana’s striking pair of Kwame Kizito and Stephen Sarfo ensured that Ghana set up another Cup final against Nigeria.
The winner of this year’s competition will pocket the sum of $100,000.