Ibrahim Zubairu scored a hat trick to condemn Asante Kotoko to a 3-2 defeat on Sunday at the Babayara stadium as Faisal produced a five-star show.
The 17-year old forward produced a high-level performance in the Kumasi derby scoring a 63-minute treble of goals to end Kotoko’s unbeaten run.
His first effort came in the 4th minute as he capitalized on some loose defending by the Kotoko defenders to head home the opener following a rebound incident.
His second of the afternoon arrived in the 18th minute when he received a squared ball from Mawuli Wayo in the Kotoko area. He created space with his first control before directing his strike to the roof of the net to make it 2-0 for King Faisal.
In between his first two goals and his third was a 46th minute goal pulled back by Mfegue George of Kotoko but in the 67th minute Zubairu did another damage as he beat Razak Abalora to put King Faisal 3-1 up.
Mfegue again threatened a comeback with his 73rd minute strike but that was how the game would end, 3-2 for the club of Alhaji Grusah.
After the game there was a standing ovation from the King Faisal supporters for Zubairu, voted GFA man of the match, and the entire Faisal team. What a remarkable win this was.