WAFA 1-2 King Faisal: Mawuli Wayo’s late goal hands Faisal priceless away win


The Inshallah Boys have picked their first win of the second round of the season and are now eighth points away from the top

WAFA’s troubles this season seem unending as they pipped 2-1 at home by King Faisal on matchday eighteen of Ghana Premier League at the Academy Park in Sogakope on Friday.

With the host coming into the game sitting 16th on the log with 18 points and fighting to avoid relegation after the first round of the season, a win was something they were looking for in earnest. However, things didn’t go as planned.

Faisal were the first to trouble their hosts as a quick counterattack almost resulted into a goal in the opening ten minutes.

After an end to end action in midfield, the two sides went into the break level pegging since chances were at the premium.

After the break, Faisal continued from where they left and pressed harder for the opener. Osman Ibrahim shot Faisal up in the game on 49th minute with a cool finish.

The Kotoko loanee latched on to a pass from Mawuli Wayo and sent in a low drive which was saved but he was at hand to tap in the rebound to fetch his sixth goal of the season.

WAFA nearly found the equaliser a minute later after Agyemang capitalised on a poor defending by Pius Baffour but his last ditch effort went wide.

However, WAFA were fortunate on 66th minute as skipper Konadu Yiadom got them the equaliser through a corner kick. The lanky centre back was left free in King Faisal’s box and although, goalkeeper Frank Boateng saved his initial header, Yaidom tapped in the rebound to silence the few away supporters present.

With four minutes remaining, Wayo capitalised on a poor defending and sent Faisal ahead and his goal went on to win the day for the visitors.

Faisal, after the victory, have moved three places up to third on the log with 29 points, eight points behind city rivals Asante Kotoko who are leading the pack.


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