Nicholas Gyan scored and set up another for Joseph Esso to earn Ebusua Dwarfs first away victory in the 2016/2017 season against Tema Youth.
Center referee Adaari Abdul-Latif signalled for the commencement of a Saturday week 21 fixture between two sides that shared the points in a one all draw first leg encounter.
Brazilian national coach Riccardo Da Rocha’s men quickly adjusted to the conditions at the Tema Park firing just 4 minutes into the game – skipper Nicholas Gyan wasted no time to add his 11th goal of the season – his 5th goal away from home urging pass Tema Youth’s goalkeeper with chicky ease.
The travelers continued their pursuit for the second goal and its finally paid off following a counter break when Tema Youth’s midfielder Michael Kporvi’s strike was denied by goalkeeper Michael Abu, the former Sekondi Hasaacas goalie sent one to the left to find Kingsley Nteng who also stretched one to Nicholas Gyan, the league’s top scorer laid a through ball to center forward Joseph Esso to add the second for the visitors and his personal third goal of the season.
Dwarfs entered the tunnel 0:2 up, leaving supporters of the Harbours boys including coach Edward Odoom holes to fill before the second half.
The host, Tema Youth got their groove on just minutes into the second half with some beautiful swinging of passes. Theophilus Ogoe found Michael Kporvi in the middle who nutmegged Osman Mohammed before sending Tawfiq Mohammed free to send a low shot pass Michael Abu to bring the game 1:2 before the 70th-minute mark.
Coach Da Rocha sent in two cards, Osman Mohammed and Joseph Esso were replaced by Stephen Bentil and Raphael Mensah respectively – bringing in some defensive cover and playing Bentil as the arrow head.
Coach Edward Odoom also brought on Gabriel Laveh and Nicholas Odjer for James Akaminko and Michael Kporvi in search for parity, but the Crabs had answers to all questions posed.
Jacob Leweh displayed yet again a MoTM performance for his side, he led the lines by example despite his side’s defeat as he was adjudged the NASCO Man of the Match.
Referee Abdul-Latif signalled for the end of the game, Ebusua Dwarfs walking away from the Tema Park with their first away win – Tema Youth also losing their first game in five games.
Tema youth Starting XI:
Christian Addai, Jacob Larweh, Baba A musah, Theophlius Oboe, Malik I Antiri, Hannan A Wahab, Michael Kporvi, Tawfik Y Mohammed, Emmanuel Tsibu, James Akaminko
Emmanuel L semayor, Nicholas Odjer, Aaron Awannorh, Ekow Benson, Gabriel. Leveh, Eric Adjetey
Ebusua Dwarfs Starting XI:
Michael Abu, Nicholas Gyan, Christopher Bonney, Isaac Kwain, Kingsley Ntenah, Musah Mohammed, Isaac Donkor, Alhaji Mustapha, Osman Mohammed, Joseph Esso, Stephen Bentsil
Dennis korsah, Mashudu Awudu, Solomon Gyesi, Justice mensah, Kennedy Baidoo, Raphael Mensah, Razak I
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