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We look back at the statistics which defined the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.

1 – Ghana became the first team to win two WAFU Cup of Nations titles and do so in back-to-back tournaments. The Black Stars added the 2017 triumph to their 2013 title – both on home soil.

3 – Nigeria are the first team to appear in three WAFU Cup of Nations finals. The Super Eagles defeated Senegal in the 2010 final to claim their only title, but they have lost to Togo and Ghana in the 2011 and 2017 finals respectively.

4 – The number of goals scored by Stephen Sarfo, which saw the Ghanaian striker awarded the Golden Boot.

4-1 – The score by which Ghana defeated Nigeria in the 2017 final. This was the biggest margin of victory in a WAFU Cup of Nations final (the previous best was Ghana’s 3-1 win over Senegal in 2013).

5 – The number of clean sheets recorded by Nigeria, which saw goalkeeper Ezenwa Ikechukwu awarded the Golden Glove.

24 – The number of matches played at the 2017 edition in Ghana, the most of any WAFU Cup of Nations tournament.

44 – The number of goals scored at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations, at an average of 1.83 per match. This is the second highest number of goals scored in a WAFU tournament, with the 2010 tally of 46 goals still the high watermark.

100k – The prize money in US$ awarded to Ghana for winning the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.

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