Black Wonders thrash Mali…In WA Deaf AFCON

Players of the Black Wonders celebrate yesterday's win

Players of the Black Wonders celebrate yesterday’s win

Ghana’s Black Wonders started their West Africa Deaf Football (WADF) Cup of Nations title defense on a good note, thrashing Mali 3-1 on opening day of the sixth edition of the tournament in Kumasi.

A brace from striker Eric Nyame and one from Richard Abeka gave the Ghanaians the advantage in the weeklong event.

The Black Wonders got on the scoresheet after a beautiful interpositional play but Mali quickly equalised after Ghana’s defense failed to clear a loose ball.

With the sparse crowd cheering them on, the Ghanaians carried the game to the Malians and succeeded in scoring two more from Nyame and Abeka.

The next round of matches will see Togo play against Niger today with Ghana playing Niger tomorrow with all the matches scheduled for the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Opening the four-nation tournament yesterday, the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr. Joe Kpenge said sports has changed the perception that persons with any form of disability are cursed.

“People no longer see these persons as cursed and incapable of achieving anything but are now seen as people with equal abilities thereby enhancing social inclusion and integration.

By Times Sports Reporter

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