Kasim Mingle, Head coach of Nations FC, has shared his excitement with the team’s betpawa Premier League matchday 2 victory against FC Samartex on Sunday.
The newly-promoted side needed a goal in each half of the match to ensure they picked the maximum points with a first-ever victory in the Ghanaian top-flight and in front of home fans.
Following a promising start in the game, a brilliant attempt from Nations forced Samartex goalkeeper Lawrence Ansah to make a superb save in the 10th minute.
Ten minutes later, the Premiership newbies had their dominance paid off after Barimah Baah fired home a nice effort to score Nations’ first-ever topflight goal at the Kwame Kyei Sports Complex.
Ivorian midfielder Amidou Diarra rounded off the victory for Nations in the 66th minute, having benefited from a James Sewornu mistake as they continued to dominate the match in the second period.
And the coach was left relieved after the win.
“We really needed this win, especially after our tough loss in the first game,” said the former Bechem United gaffer.
He added that : “Our mindset coming into this match was crystal clear: we were here to play for the win. We gave it our all out there on the field.”