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Nyantakyi thrilled with 'superb' 2017 Wafu Cup organisation

20:02 GMT+3 20/09/2017
Kwesi Nyantakyi
The Caf first vice president is happy with the hosting of the ongoing Wafu competition in Ghana

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi says the 2017 Wafu Cup of Nations has been a huge success so far, despite complaints of poor attendance even when supporters are offered free entry and free transportation.

The 47-year-old, who doubles as Fifa council member and Wafu Zone B chief, believes participating countries have given their best to ensure a competitive tournament.

“We have used football to unite the countries in West Africa for a common purpose and that is to showcase their talent in soccer but beyond that, we have also shown that as Africans, we are capable of doing something together and achieving a common objective," Nyantakyi told the media.

“This tournament has proven to be a resounding success. With all the teams participating and giving off their best, I think we all can attest to the fact that we are witnessing one of the brands of football in recent times.

“Organisation has been superb, production excellent and coverage by the media is just awesome and I think we all have to share the glory of the success of the tournament,” he added.

Host country Ghana finished as winners of Group A with six points and will lock horns with Niger in the semifinals at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Thursday. The final is slated for Sunday.

The winner of the tournament will take home $100,000.

Fox Sports holds exclusive rights to the 2017 Wafu Cup of Nations.