Senegal has won the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 3-1 in a penalty shootout following 120 minutes of football that ended 1-1 at Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal, on Sunday 13 October.
After 108 minutes the deadlock was broken by Youssouph Badji of Senegal. Ghana responded two minutes later with the equalizer through striker Joseph Esso.
However, during the penalty shootout, Ghana woefully failed, losing their first two kicks as Augustine Okran and Fatawu Mohammed missed.
Justice Blay failed to convert his kick and action that saw the Senegalese emerge winners after expertly scoring their three kicks.
This is the first time Senegal has won the Competition.
Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org as well as this website, www.totalsportsgh.com. Dada Oliseh is again the brain behind the Dada Oliseh Photos brand that produces awesome pictures of all sporting activities, nature, and other occasions.
He has a vast experience in the reporting of sports in Ghana especially football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.