Bekoe scores in Petrojet defeat

Eric Bekoe was the top goal scorer in 2008 Ghana's Premier LeagueGhanaian striker Eric Bekoe opened the scoring for his Egyptian side Petrojet but lost 1-3 to ENPPI in the semi-final Cup match at the Petrosport Stadium on Monday.

The former Asante Kotoko striker put the Cairo-based side ahead after 20 minutes and cut the path for a ticket in the final.

Bekoe notched in a loose ball inside the six-yard box, scoring his second goal in two games for Petrojet.

Five minutes later, Mostafa put ENPPI back on level terms with a penalty, following Mohamed Al-Fakahani’s foul on Mohamed Ibrahim.

Bekoe was at the center of everything for the hosts, but the pacey striker spurned several opportunities to score again, including a clear-cut one-on-one situation minutes after the interval.

Eventually, the ex-Kotoko hitman made way for Soliman, who could not help his team in his last game.

In the 74th minute, Vincent Die Foneye unselfishly set up Raouf with a clever pass, and the latter dispatched a 12-yard finish into the back of Ahmed Fawzi’s net for the precious winner.

Petrojet committed men forward as Mokhtar brought in striker Alaa Ibrahim for defender Osama Mohamed, but the move cost his side another goal instead.

One minute from time, Egypt international striker Raouf killed off the game with a carbon copy of his first goal; this time Blackburn-bound winger Ahmed Al-Muhammadi was on the assist.

ENPPI, who made it to the cup final for the third time in five years, will face either Harras Hodoud or Asyut Petroleum who will meet on Tuesday.

Source: Ghanasoccernet