We tipped off our campaign in the Normalization Committee’s Special Competition on a relatively fine note despite a shaky start to the game – Ibrahim Sanah’s 40th minute strike earned Hasmal a vital 1-1 draw at Swedru Park, against Swedru All Blacks.
Coach Joseph Agyemang Junior started the campaign with a 4-3-3 formation.
John Arthur Kassilas, Thomas Aboagye, Daniel Egyin, Yahaya Seidu, William Enchill – John Koomson, Joseph Dinku, Ibrahim Sanah – Isaac Mensah(Emmanuel Ebahoah), George Ekow Annan(Albert Adjei), David Nyakum(Philip Flamini) started the campaign.
The host started pretty on the high – understandably, as we try to catch them up, by fine tuning to the situations, the weather and adjusting to conditions of the pitch.
We took our time to adjust to conditions and the host, Swedru All Blacks deservedly went ahead on the 22nd minute mark.
From there, Ibrahim Sanah, Joseph Dinku and John Koomson complemented their efforts – liaising impressively to create a string of passes and goal scoring opportunities – before long – the equaliser was registered.
A short corner, a combination between Thomas Aboagye and Isaac Mensah was calmly controlled and with the yawning net begging for mercy, Ibrahim Sanah’s stunning curler found the back of the net, such an extraordinary goal.
The host tripled their efforts in the second half and with Joseph Dinku sitting deep in between Yahaya Seidu and William Enchill, the defense looked impenetrable.
And we slotted forward on a couple of occasions and should have ended the game with a win. John Koomson did enough and rounded the goalkeeper nicely, carving for himself a golden opportunity, yet saw his strike flew just above the goal post.
We ended the game 1-1, and will return to the Gyandu Park, on Wednesday, April 3, against Unistar Academy.
Hasmal We Go Do!
Play the game but lovely!!