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Twum optimistic of a successful Wafu tournament with Ghana

11:06 PM SGT 10/9/17
Isaac Twum
The Eleven is to One midfielder was adjudged as the best performer in the Wafu opener against the Scorpions

Ghana captain and Inter Allies midfielder Isaac Twum says he is delighted with the performance of his teammates against Gambia in the opening game of the Wafu competition at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday.

A late goal by Vincent Atinga was enough to eliminate the Scorpions as the Black Stars progressed to the quarterfinals.

Although, majority of Ghanaians were critical of the Black Stars' performance, Twum was adjudged the Man of the Match.

''I have to congratulate my teammates for the award. Without them this victory over Gambia couldn’t have happened. They gave their best and we won,'' Twum said.

''The Gambians also had a good game and they were just unfortunate to lose.

''I think the Wafu competition is going to be a good tournament for us, especially with the support we had at the stadium.

''I encourage all our supporters to come in their numbers to our next games. It is a good platform for us as players to showcase our talent. We are working hard and prepared for what is next,'' he added.

Aside Ghana, Senegal and Niger have also progressed to the quarterfinals after defeating Liberia and Burkina Faso respectively.