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Wafu Cup Honours: Isaac Twum wins MvP award

Isaac Twum lifts the Wafu Cup for champions Ghana

Captain Isaac Twum received the Golden Ball award as the 2017 Wafu Cup best player after helping Ghana win the competition on Sunday.

The Black Stars thrashed arch rivals Nigeria 4-1 in the final of the tournament which run from September 9-24 in the Central region of the country.

Twum’s influence from midfield was adjudged the most influential above all 289 players who made their way to the Wafu Cup tournament.

Ghana captain Isaac Twum is MvP of the 2017 Wafu Cup

Nigeria’s goalkeeper and captain Ezenwa Ikechukwu, who until the final had not conceded a goal, picked up the golden glove award.

Ezenwa Ikechukwu of Nigeria celebrates victory during 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations Semifinal match between Benin and Nigeria at Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Cape Coast, Ghana on 21 September 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Meanwhile, Ghana striker Stephen Sarfo’s double in the final earned him the Golden Boot award with four goals.

The Berekum Chelsea forward scored one each against Mali and Niger before hitting a brace against Nigeria.

Ghana take home the $100,000 prize money for winning the 2017 Wafu Cup while the Super Eagles receive $50,000 for their silver medal feat.

Niger who emerged third receive same amount, $25,000 as fourth-placed Benin.

The Wafu Cup is a biennial tournament organized by the West African Football Union (Wafu) in partnership with Fox Sports Network who are providing a $2 million cash annually for the next 12 years to support the activities of the regional football organization.

 

Source: Footy-Ghana.com

 

 

 

 

 

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