Ghana the defending champions will now face Senegal , in the Cup final of WAFU 2019 on Saturday October 12.

Ghana booked their place in the final after defeating the Ivory Coast by 3-1 on Tuesday evening after an inspired performance from captain Shafiu Mumuni who grabbed for himself a hat trick on the day.

Hosts Senegal earned a place in the Cup final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Mali 2-0 at the Stade Lat Dior on Wednesday.

The host nation controlled the flow of play from the onset but only managed to create their first scoring chance in the 18th minute when Philippe Paulin Keny met a left-sided free-kick with a strong 12-yard header that went inches over the target.

Six minutes into the second stanza Senegal took the lead when Ousseynou Niang beat two defenders on his way into the box from the right before squaring for Drame to tap home, 1-0.

Elhadji Madicke Kane stepped up for the home nation and coolly slotted the penalty-kick to make it 2-0.

The match ended on a sour note for Mali when second half substitute Ibourahima Sidibe was shown a straight red card in the 84th minute following a tackle from behind on Niang.