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Black Stars B beat Guinea’s Syli Nationales

Author: Timothy Gobah, Cape Coast

A Determined Ghana Black Star B, beat their Guinean counterpart Syli Nationale, 2-0 to advance to the next stage of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) tournament at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Thursday.

Two goals scored in the 47th and 78th minutes of the game by Berekum Chealsea striker Stephen Sarfo and substitute Kwame Waja respectively were enough for the Black Stars.

The Black Stars B side made their intentions to carry the day known from the blast of the whistle by Togolese referee, Bebou Yanissou, when in the fourth minute Thomas Abbey weaved through the defence of the Guineans but wasted the chance.

The Syli nationales pushed back the Stars and made an incursion into the goal area of the Stars but Camara Abdoule Naby wasted the chance for his side.

The determination of the Stars nearly manifested when the Elmina Sharks striker, Felix Addo dribbled past the defence of the visitors but was fouled near the 18, by Syllas Ismael attracting the first yellow card in the game.

The first half witnessed a goal drought until the second minute of the second half when the Black Stars continued to pile up pressure on the Syli Nationale during which a pass from Felix Addo to Sarfo resulted in the first goal of the game.

With the strong determination to level up the scores, the Guineans lifted up their game but that could not yield any results as the Stars, who were being cheered on by a full house of supporters.

Coach Maxwell Konadu substituted Felix Addo for Patrick Razak in the 72nd minute to strengthen the front which was becoming weak. Two minutes later, he brought in Kwame Kizito to replace the goal scorer.

A great combination between the fresh-limbs Waja and Patrick Razak found the net, when Waja headed home the second goal.

The Syli Nationales piled up pressure looking for a consolation, but a free-kick agonizingly hit the wood work and rebounded into play to mark a disappointing day.