Emmanuel Gyasi elated to end 2019 with a goal


The young striker snatched all three points for his side in the last game of 2019 on Sunday night

Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Gyasi was on target for Spezia when they defeated Salernitana 2-1 in Serie B last game of 2019 and the striker couldn’t hide his excitement.

Antonino Ragusa scored the opening goal for Sepzia by the fifth minute after he connected a pass from Juilio Maggiore and calmly slotted in his effort.

Although, the visitors proved to be strong and constantly surged forward for the equaliser after the break, Gyasi broke their hearts on 83rd minute.

The 25-year-old latched on to a pass from Matteo Ricci, kept his composure in the box and sent a powerful shot to beat goalkeeper Alessandro Micai at the his first post.

Substitute Lamin Jallow got a consolation for the visitors but it was too late to stage a come back.

“Of course I’m happy to have gotten the winner for my side. It was my first goal of the season and it came at the right time,” Gyasi said.

Emmanuel Gyasi celebrates his goal with teammates and technical team

“Now we are on break but I will continue to work hard and hope that 2020 will bring a lot of goals and wins for us to at least push of a playoff slot.

“We can still qualify so I will do my best for the team next year and I know my teammates have almost the same mentality as mine,” he added.

Sepzia who face Cittadella after new year, sit 12th on log with 24 points, three points below playoff qualification position but a win in that game can change their fortunes.


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