Ghana PLB salutes the Black Stars B

September 30, 2017

The Premier League Board of the Ghana Football Association has issued a statement patting the Black Stars B on the back for winning the Ghana 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars B comprised of athletes solely playing in the Ghana Premier League, which was put on hold, for the wafu tourney.

For the record, Ghana nailed Nigeria 4-1 in a stunning display, avenging a 0-2 loss in their last Group encounter, earlier in the competition contested by 16 West African countries.

Participating countries included Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast.

Cape Verde, Mauritania, Togo and Burkina Faso also put in appearances.

Niger, Benin and Nigeria seemed to have some prospects till they ran into Ghana, the eventual winners.

The PLB stressed that the “remarkable victory should be a source of great joy and pride for all stakeholders of the Premier League”. 

It took pride in “the achievements of Isaac Twum and Stephen Sarfo, who emerged as the best player of the tournament and top scorer of the tournament respectively”, pointing out the “achievements of the two players in winning two of the three individual awards of the tournament” as evidence of the “quality of players in the Ghana Premier League”.

It maintained that “the WAFU tournament has not only strengthened friendship among nations in the West Africa sub-region, it has also positively enhanced the image of our domestic competition through the shining display of our Stars”.

EDITED FROM: gfa.org


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