Ashgold forward and Black Stars B captain, Shafiu Mumuni scored a hattrick as the Black Stars breezed past Ivory Coast in the semi final of the 2019 WAFU tournament in Senegal.
Shafiu Mumuni, who already had 1 goal in the competition, was in his most clinical form as he led Ghana to victory.
The game started off with Ghana showing clear intent in the opening stages. Joseph Esso nearly gave Ghana the lead in the first 2 minutes as his freekick was saved.
Ghana were soon on the charge again. This time, Augustine Okrah’s shot struck the bar.
The early pressure was soon rewarded in the 16th minute as some poor defending in the box led to a ricochet, with the ball coming off Shafiu last.
The Black Stars had clearly been the better side as the ended the half very well on top of their opponents.
The second half began the same was as the first and Ghana doubled their lead into the first minute of the half with Shafiu yet again on target.
At 2-0 ,the Black stars were in a more comfortable lead. Shafiu scored his third moments later after he met an Esso cross with a clinical header.
Ivory Coast scored a consolation late on but that was just about it as the day belonged to Shafiu Mumuni.
The Black Stars captain promised Ghanaians he was going to help Ghana successfully defend their WAFU crown. As it stands, he seems to be walking the talk.
They now face the winner of the game between Senegal and Mali in the final.