Hans Kwofie marks Smouha debut in a defeat to Tanta FC

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The Ghanaian forward came off the bench as he marked his debut game but failed to prevent the Blues from losing their first game in 2018

Ghana Premier League goal king Hans Kwofie finally played his debut game for Smouha SC in their 1-0 defeat to Tanta FC in the Egyptian Premier League on Friday at the Tanta Sports Stadium.

The 28-year-old joined the Blues from Ashanti Gold in a deal which is expected to run through to 2021 but had to wait and be cleared by the football association before he made his bow.

Seifeddine Jaziri gave Tanta the lead which proved to be the match-winner by the 43rd minute after he curled his free-kick through a human wall.

Kwofie had the brightest opportunity to draw Smouha level by the 79th minute, when he was played through by a teammate but the Ghanaian miscalculated the ball and couldn’t find a great touch.

Countryman Augustine Okrah was handed his first start for the club after scoring a screamer on his debut but he failed to replicate that feat and was substituted in the second half of the game.

Tanta brought on another Ghanaian in the shape of Joseph Ato Bissah by the 82nd minute and, he defended brilliantly as well as helped in quick counter attacks.

However, former Berekum Chelsea striker Stephen Sarfo was not named in the matchday squad and will have to wait for his turn.

AshesGyamera understands that the coach wants to work on his fitness and speed before unleashing him as he plans to bring the Ghanaians into his setup one after the other.

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