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MATCH REPORT: Mahala Football Academy share spoils with River Plate FC

Mahala Football Academy picked an all but important point away, following a draw against River Plate FC.

On Sunday, morning the Academy lads denied River Plate their first victory of the campaign with a 1-1 draw.

The first 10 minutes, offered us with pressure as we struggled to settle down with the ball. After a two defensive situations that lead to defending two corner-kicks, the waters got settled for us.

We begun to detect the pace of the game with forward Kofi Agyemang tormenting the host, River Plate FC.

Justice Asamoah and Emmanuel Frimpong came close to register us with the opener but fired wide from Kofi Agyemang back hill pass, it was a beautiful build-up from the left. However, excessive power saw the ball miss the target.

Exactly on the 32nd minute, a well taken kick by Goalkeeper Gyebi Derrick located defender Prince Osei on the right wing, with a successful dribble the captain of the side spotted Justice Asamoah Justice but with a bicycle kick, his strike visited up the goalpost.

We kept asking the questions with left-back Derrick Baafi keeping brilliant tap on their dangerous attacking side, the right.

Asumadu Isaac and Munkaila Abdul Basit with scintillating performance in the midfield took us to a break, goalless despite Mahala Football Academy being outstanding in attack.

First substitution was effected immediately before the second department begun.

Forward Kofi Agyemang place was taken by Elijah Antwi Opoku.

In no time, the substitute announced his presence in the game with two good chances and found himself inside the box of River Plate FC all not in perfect situation for a goal.

15 minutes after the hour mark, River Plate broke the deadlock to a surprise with a free-kick.

Having conceded the opener, two quick substitutions were made to seek for reply. Addai Robben and Akwasi George were introduced to bring on board fresh tactics and energy.

The technical bench had their plan work as it yielded a positive results few minutes later.

Asumadu Isaac after dribbling past one strike infront of the box, with a deflection it ended up in the net, and yes that was the equalizer, a perfect 82nd minute goal.

Mahala Football Academy FC despite mounting pressure on the home side, in the last eight minutes could not secure the winner. Elija had the best of the die embers yet could not connect to the goal post.

It all ended in a 1-1 draw at the Wesco Park to stretch our unbeaten run to three games.

Emmanuel Atta Frimpong



The left-footed and sensational winger was adjudged Man-Of-The-Match in our away draw.

His phenomenal performance inspired us to net the important equalizer and held on for a point. It marks his first Most Valuable Player award in the ongoing 2022-23 Ashanti Regional Division Two League.

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