Comeback: Hasaacas stun WAFA


Sekondi Hasaacas came from a goal down to beat West African Football Academy 3-1 in the week 12 fixture of the First Capital Plus Premier League on Sunday.

That was the first defeat for the Sogakope side in eight matches in the league and they had the right spring in getting another point from their travel when right winger Mumuni Zakaria scored first after dribbling goalkeeper George Owu to slot in the ball from a Gideon Waja pass in the 23 minutes.

The opening goal was a response to early incursions they survived from the home side and thereafter was the showcase of the WAFA trademark.  The crisp passing, tactical movements, fearlessness in attacking and the ease with which they executed those attributes got the fans always applauding.

The pressure on Hasmal grew intensely that defender Kingsley Adjei who has been a culprit of two own goals nearly committed a penalty when his slide tackle on Black Satellites attacker Samuel Tetteh got the player down but referee Fred Andoh ignored the call.

Coach Yusif Basigi pulled out Tenneson Opoku for experienced Joe Agyemang to boost his midfield.

With determination soaring,Amos Korankye using his powerful throw in skills created a way for the equalizer in the 36 minutes when Ibrahim Sulemana got gifted with the ball to score with a half volley inside the box.

Substitute Agyemang showed good positioning in attacking play but a placement from him was blocked by Kennedy Boateng. However his second attempt with a similar ball just before half time got his team a penalty as Ibrahim Abubakar handled the ball.

The penalty was the result of a long ball from Korankye to Frederick Quayson who should have scored himself but delay and managed to cut back for Agyemang.

Skipper Daniel Agyin stepped up to convert the spot kick to take his side into the lead to the recess.

The weather on the day changed from a scorching sunshine afternoon to some storms and droplet of rains.

Korankye caused a lot of headache for WAFA with his throw ins but goalie Felix Annan got a hand to one of them which was headed on by Joseph Mugri as the second half was taking shape.

A moment of brilliance came along when Agyemang sliced a pass to Mugri dummied Caleb Amankwa in and out in the bar line to chip a cross to Agyemang whose strong header from ten yards was superbly parried away by Annan for a corner kick.

From that set piece,Mugri’s cross found Quayson who connected with a header that bounced off the ground to go in for the goal that put the game beyond the reach of the visitors in the 58 minutes.

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