Wafu: Benin Rep Stun Ivory Coast, Niger Beat Senegal

West Africa Football Union Cup of Nations record some thrilling results on Friday as first round of Group B matches took place in Cape Coast Ghana.

Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire were defeated by the enterprising Benin Republic through Charbel Gomez 40th minute strike while earlier in the day.

An 89th minute goal from Hinsa Issoufou stole victory for Niger at the death as they beat Senegal 2-1 in their opening group match.

Niger took the lead when Victorien Adje Adebayor showed great determination to chase down a ball that looked to be going out and superbly fired the ball home from 16-yards out from an acute angle in the 29th minute but Assane Mbodji volley on the hour mark for Senegal was just a consolation.

In Group A,Super Eagles of Nigeria drew goalless with the Eagles of Mali on Thursday while second half goals from Stephen Sarfo and Kwame Kizito were enough to give Black Stars of Ghana all three points against Guinea.

On Saturday, Nigeria will play Guinea while Hosts Ghana will face Mali.

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POS.
CLUB
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
1
Plateau Utd
25
14
7
4
36
15
21
49
2
Rivers Utd
25
13
6
6
28
15
13
45
3
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25
12
7
6
26
19
7
43
4
Rangers Intl
24
10
7
7
25
20
5
37
5
Enyimba
20
11
3
6
30
20
10
36
6
Akwa United
25
8
11
6
23
22
1
35
7
Kano Pillars
24
8
10
6
27
18
9
34
8
Dakkada FC
26
8
10
8
26
26
0
34
9
Sunshine Stars
25
9
7
9
27
29
-2
34
10
Katsina Utd
24
9
7
8
18
25
-7
37
11
Warri Wolves
24
9
6
9
25
23
2
33
12
FC Ifeanyi Ubah
25
10
3
12
25
28
-3
22
13
Heartland
25
9
5
11
21
21
0
32
14
MFM FC
25
8
7
10
19
19
0
31
15
Wikki Tourists
25
8
7
10
23
24
-1
31
16
Abia Warriors
25
8
6
11
23
28
-5
30
17
Nasarawa Utd
25
8
5
12
27
27
0
29
18
Jigawa GS
25
9
2
14
25
35
-10
29
19
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25
8
4
13
23
33
-10
28
20
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25
6
2
17
17
47
-30
20