WAFA U16 beat Benfica on penalties to reach final of 2018 Next Generation Trophy

Published on: 17 August 2018
WAFA U16 beat Benfica on penalties to reach final of 2018 Next Generation Trophy
SALZBURG,AUSTRIA,16.AUG.18 - SOCCER - Next Generation Trophy. Image shows Lawrence Agyekum (West African Football Academy). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Andreas Pranter - For editorial use only. Image is free of charge.

WAFA's U16 have qualified to the final of the 2018 Next Generation Tournament after a 4-1 penalty shoot-out victory over Benfica on Friday.

Godwin Agbevor scored for the Ghanaian side as the two sides settled for a 1-1 drew against the Portuguese side in regulation time.

The Sogakope-based side will face Red Bull Brasil, who defeat Bayern Munich 2-0, in Saturday's final.

It the second time in the history of the tournament the Academy will be playing in the final

In 2015, WAFA beat the Brazilian side 6-5 at the quarter-final stage en route to reaching the Grande finale where they lost 4-3 on penalties to hosts FC Red Bull Salzburg

 

 

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