Sports News of Friday, 26 August 2016
Ghanaian international Patrick Twumasi scored a fabulous finish to aid Kazakhstan champions FC Astana to secure passage to the next stage of the Europa League.
The former Sogakope Red Bull Academy graduate scored on the 76th-minute mark to ensure the Kazakhstan Premier League title-holders nicked a draw in Belarus.
Astana progressed with a 4-2 aggregate win after managing a 2-0 lead from the first leg tie in Kazakhstan.
Bate were seeking to recover from a 2-0 first-leg defeat suffered last week, but they were reduced to ten men while Astana took advantage to strangle them.
Twumasi scored to put Astana 2-1 ahead before the home side snatched a late equaliser but it proved too late to stage a comeback.
The Ghanaian striker has now scored twice in his last two games for Astana after scoring in a league game during the weekend.
He was handed his debut Ghana call-up in June, but he failed to make an appearance in Avram Grant’s Black Stars side.