Goalkeeping crisis hit King Faisal after only four games in Ghana Premier League


The Green and White are struggling to hit the ground running following their return to the top-flight

King Faisal have had a poor start to the Ghana Premier League  season, picking only a point after four games as they look certain to be one of the candidates which will struggle to keep their heads up after the campaign.

Interestingly, the Kumasi-based club have already used four goalkeepers and shipped in nine goals as against three scored after matchday four.

On opening day against Dreams FC in Dawu, Faisal started with Domfeh Alexander in post when they suffered a 4-1 thrashing. Former Asante Kotoko shot-stopper Kaisan Yuisu took over in the second game against Ashanti Gold as they also lost 1-0 at home.

Yuisu, howeve,  picked up an injury in the process and that meant that third-choice goalkeeper Mustapha Bampoe was the last resort before their trip to Dormaa Ahenkro in the game against Aduana Stars with no proper back up.

Despite an improved performance against the former champions, Faisal lost 2-1 to Aduana and they had to enter the market for another goalkeeper especially when negotiations with former Ghana international Stephen Adams had fell through.

Luckily for them, Moro Yussif was ready to join and they picked him up in Berekum on their way back to Kumasi. It took Yussif barely 48 hours to make his bow.

With Faisal leading Bechem United 2-1 on Wednesday, goalkeeper Bampoe suffered an injury and was replaced by Yussif but the former Berekum Chelsea star conceded the equaliser with the first attempt he faced.

As they prepare for a trip to Tarkwa on Sunday to face Karela United on matchday five, Bampoe will have to pass late fitness test to return to the team or Yussif will have his first start of the campaign.


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