Ghana will play Senegal in the finals of the 2019 West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament on Sunday evening in the Senegal.
The home-based Black Stars team moved a step closer to defending the 2017 WAFU title with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday.
An historic tournament hat-trick from Ashanti Gold forward, Shafiu Mumuni decided the semifinal tie at Stade Lat Dior, pairing the Black Stars B’ against their counterparts from Senegal.
The team led by head coach Maxwell Konadu began the tournament with a 1-0 victory against Gambia before beating Burkina Faso 5-4 on penalties after the match ended 1-1.
The semifinal saw Ghana produce their best tally so far in the competition after scoring three times to setup a final berth against tournament host, Senegal.
Ghana is chasing a third WAFU title after winning the last two editions in the 2013 and 2017. Victory for the Black Stars B’ will offer a brief sigh of relief as the country continue its attempt to recover from its troubling crises following the airing of the Number 12 expose.
Senegal, meanwhile dispatched Mali with a 2-0 victory on Wednesday to play Ghana in the finale scheduled for Sunday, 6PM.