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Wakaso set to win AFCON goalking award as Nigeria's Emenike is ruled out of final

Posted On Saturday, 9th February 2013
Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will win the Golden Boot award at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations if he scores on Saturday as Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike has been ruled out of Sunday's final.

Emenike has been ruled out of Sunday's AFCON final

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will win the Golden Boot award at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations if he scores on Saturday as Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike has been ruled out of Sunday’s final.

The Spain-based player is joint top of the scoring charts with Nigeria’s Emenike ahead of the final round of matches this weekend.
Their four goals each means the two players have got the chance to increase their tallies with Nigeria playing Burkina Faso in the final on Sunday while Ghana take on Mali in Saturday’s third place playoff.

But Nigeria’s AFCON hopes have been dealt a massive blow after top scorer Emenike was ruled out of Sunday’s final by a muscle tear.

This means Wakaso will win the award if he scores in the third-place playoff between Ghana and Mali on Saturday.

Even if he doesn’t score he will win it together with Emenike.

The Super Eagles are gunning for a third Nations Cup title after they won the tournament in 1980 and 1994.

MTNFootball.com can exclusively report that a scan has showed the Spartak Moscow striker, who leads the goals chart at this year’s Nations Cup, suffered a thigh muscle tear of the right leg and so will miss the tournament final against Burkina Faso.

A top team official informed MTNFootball.com: “Emenike has been ruled out after a scan showed he suffered a thigh muscle tear of the right leg during the semi-final against Mali. It’s a big, big blow for Nigeria.”

The big, all-action centre-forward, who has emerged as one of the shinning stars at only his first AFCON, has fired four goals, just short of the 10 goals scored by Nigeria to propel them to the Sunday’s championship game.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. GHANAarmedROBBER says:

    Burkina Faso’s gain rather…….but if Wakaso gets it,his value at club level will be up,whichever way…..wish them both the best

  2. oMonaija says:

    hahahahahahaha silly ghanians, pls is our fault to send u ghanains packing out of our country and even create a special bag 4 u here in nigeria called ghana must go? was dat d reason y u always wat our downfall? is it our fault dat we said we don’t want u shoe makers again cus u ghanaians is our shoe makers here in nigeria and dat we have had enouf of shoe maker dat u should stop litering our country wit ur dirty habit? pls ghanain stop d hatred eminike is not out it was just a rumour. For More details 4low: http://dailypost.com.ng/2013/02/09/they-are-crazy-rumours-super-eagles-media-officer-denies-emenike-will-miss-afcon-final/

    • zambia is our toilet hole says:

      OMonaija, WHY THIS UNREASONABLE COMMENTS ?GHANA AND NIGERIA HAVE ALWAYS BEEN BROTHERS AND IF GHANA NEVER WINS THE CUP,WE GHANAIANS WILL SUPPORT NIGERIA TO WIN THIS CUP AS USUAL .THERE ARE MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS LIVING AND LOOKING FOR GREENER PASTURES IN GHANA.IN THE CASE OF WE GUYS LIVING OVERSEAS ,THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF NIGERIANS LIVING ON GHANAIAN PASSPORTS HERE IN EUROPE AND EVEN USING GHANAIAN NAMES BECAUSE NIGERIAN PASSPORTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED HERE IN MANY CASES .IT IS THEREFORE SAD TO READ THIS COMMENT FROM A NIGERIAN .I AM SURE YOUR NIGERIAN BROTHERS OVERSEAS WILL BE REALLY HURT READING THIS INSULTS YOU HAVE RAISED ON HUMBLE GHANAIANS.MAY GOD BLESS OUR HOMLAND GHANA.MAY GOD BLESS AFRICA.

  3. just says:

    omonaija you the most uncultured Nigerian ever. purely myopic being having audacity to ranting here insulting Ghanaians a people blessed by God Himself.

  4. ALWAYS NIGERIAN says:

    oMonaija, I am ashamed to admit your comment lacked maturing and didn’t represent Nigeria and Nigerians. I consider you a disgrace… Before you bite me too with your ‘rabis’ teeth bear in my that I am a proper Naija guy. The people of Ghana on this forum I apologize for oMonija idiotic comment… He lacks the positive spirit of true Nigerian man.

  5. marcel says:

    Omonaija, u can’t still correct the writer without insulting the ghanian people. I pray emenike gets back and all goes well. God bless naija, God bless ur brodas Ghana. Naija for life.

  6. Lesson says:

    @ omonaija don’t be silly. we don’t envy Nigeria in football.After all if you win you are only trying to get closer to our records.By the way,shoe shine is even a better job before God and man, about 90 percent of our prostitutes in Ghana are Nigerians,92 percent of our armed robbers are Nigerians including Fulanis not forgetting 419 and quack doctors.I pray for 9ja to win. LOL

  7. BERNIITO says:

    @ oMONAIJA! WHAT HAS THIS PARTICULAR ARTICLE GOT TO DO WITH THIS INSULT. I’VE BEEN HERE IN NAIJA FOR 12 YEARS AND MY WIFE IS EVEN A NIGERIAN. MY CO-TENANTS WATCH THIS AFCON MATCHES IN MY ROOM WITH MY ON SUPERSPORTS BECAUSE NO NIGERIAN TV STATION BROADCASTS LIVE MATCHES OF THE ONGOING TOURNAMENT DUE TO THEIR RELUCTANCE TO TV RIGHTS. I CAN TELL YOU THAT ALL NIGERIANS PRAYED FOR GHANA’S EXIT BECAUSE THEY ARE SCARED OF THE BLACKSTARS. AND I HAVE GOOD AND VERY NICE NIGERIAN FRIENDS SO WHY THIS INSULT ON GHANAIANS ?

  8. ALWAYS NIGERIAN says:

    oMonaija, I am ashame to admit your comment lacked maturity and never represented Nigeria and Nigerians. I consider you a disgrace… Before you attack like a dog with rabies bear in your shallow mind (that) I am a proper Nigerian. The good people of Ghana on this forum I humbly apologise for oMonaija’s idiotic comment. Apparently, he lacks the maturity and the positive spirit of Nigerians.

  9. ALWAYS NIGERIAN says:

    oMonaija, I am ashamed to admit your comment lacked maturity and never represented Nigeria and Nigerians. I consider you a disgrace… Before you attack like a dog with rabies bear in your shallow mind (that) I am a proper Nigerian. The good people of Ghana on this forum I humbly apologise for oMonaija’s idiotic comment. Apparently, he lacks the maturity and the positive spirit of Nigerians.

  10. Nigeria 4 life says:

    Omonija u re a disgrace 2 our country nigeria.if u re a nigerian.cus ghanaiz re our brodaz.





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