Ghana’s deaf football team, Black Wonders, yesterday defeated Nigeria 3-1 in their first group stage match at the on-going West African Cup tournament in Lome, Togo.
Striker, Eric Nyame, recorded the tournament’s first hat-trick as he got on the score sheet three times for Ghana in the two halves.
The win puts them on top of Group B with three points ahead of Nigeria and Burkina Faso. The team looks poised to live up to their promise of doing their best to clinch the trophy at stake.
Ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Burkina Faso, head coach of the Black Wonders, Winfred Chartey Annan, expressed satisfaction at the performance of the players whom he cautioned against complacency.
“We are taking the matches one step at a time, though our win against Nigeria was impressive we will not let that get into our heads. There is no room for complacency. Our concentration is now on tomorrow’s match as a win would inch us closer to winning the trophy”.
In other matches, host nation Togo drew 1-1 with Benin in a fiercely contested encounter on Monday. Togo would be hoping to keep alive their ‘host and win’ campaign in their next scheduled match against Niger.
By Naa Kwaamah Ankrah