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Nigeria slams Burkina Faso for title race

Ghana and Nigeria recorded massive wins on Match Day 3 to book a place in the finals of their respective finals. Nigeria’s boys team beat Burkina Faso to set up an epic finals against host Ghana. Ghana’s girls team beat Togo to also book their place in the final.

The girls started match day 3 with Ghana facing Togo. The girls from Togo set out to revenge the heavy defeat they suffered at the hands of their neighbours on match day one. The game started with Ghana dominating as usual but the girls from Togo also played well.

The Ghanaian girls were frustrated in the early minutes as they failed to score Togo. Good team play from Togo attracted applauds from spectators and dignitaries present.

Their moment of doom came in the 5th minute when Ghana’s Gifty Addae put the host in front with a cheeky lob over Tchagbele Aidatou in post for Togo. The floodgates were then opened as the host scored 7 goals in succession. Togo managed to pull one back but that was not enough as they succumbed to a 8-1 defeat.

The win puts Ghana top of the group an a place in the final. With just two teams available for the girls division means Togo meets Ghana again in “The third world war”.

 

Nigeria also booked their place in the boys final with a win over Burkina Faso. The green lads once again produced another great performance. Four goals in the first session, three in the second and two in the final session was enough to send them to the grand final. Burkina Faso unfortunately had to end the game with two key players injured.

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