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MATCH REPORT: Justice Asamoah’s strike wins us a point against Sporting Time

An impressive second half display in our match week 7 encounter of the 2022-23 Ashanti Regional Division Two League, saw Mahala Football Academy with a point.

Though, not an expected result and a way to end the first round as team aimed at accumulating all maximum points. Mahala Football Academy harvested just a point in the home clash.

Tactical approach to pressing the opponent backline by the technical team was the magic behind their dominance despite starting game very slow. The gaffer’s decision for a 4-1-3-2 formation meant team needed a win by pushing more attacking midfielders in the balance.

Two set-piece from a corner nearly offered us the lead but timely, timely clearance at first pool denied Mahala Football Academy the glorious opportunity.

In a space of four minutes, thus minute 30 and 34 a chance from free-kick had one from the feet of Isaac Asumadu gone wide whiles Emmanuel Attah’s strike was feeble for Sporting Time goalkeeper to deal with it.

Striker Kofi Agyemang and forward Emmanuel Attah failed to make good use of a loose ball in the 6-yard box to keep game barren before break at the Wesco Park.

11 minutes into the second half, Sporting Time were miraculously awarded a penalty despite Goalkeeper Derrick Gyebi had a good catch of the ball in his second attempt.



From 12-yards, the away side broke the deadlock to take the lead.

It was all but good first 10 minutes of the second department from Mahala Football Academy until the opener in the 56th minute.

The homers, quickly got their house in shape to respond to the strike from Sporting Time.

Second half substitute, Asamoah Justice registered the equalizer from a fantastic cross on our left side of attack. With an enigmatic first touch on the chest he took on two players in the box, and superbly the strike got the net shaking.

The Academy lads having gain confidence

A break through winner was found in the stoppage time when attacker Kofi Agyemang was fouled just two meters infront of the box, however, Agyemang’s free-kick hit the goalpost when all at the venue thought was a goal.

A minute on, Dybala empty net opportunity missed the post by an inch to draw game with a 1-1 scoreline.

Meanwhile, Justice Asamoah who was introduced into the game in the second half could not last throttle following a knock he sustained.

Update will be given as to the situation of the injury before we resume second round of the 2022-23 Ashanti Regional Division Two League.

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