We bite our fingers for a wasteful second half display, coming too close for all points against Star Madrid at the Unistar Academy Park, Kasoa.
Theophilus Nana Awortwe 62nd minute strike snatched a 1-1 draw against a panting Star Madrid.
Emmanuel Ebahoah was the only introduction to the starting eleven that won 1-0 against Star Madrid on match day 7. Coach Joseph Agyemang Jr. opted for more of the same.
What really happened.
The host benefited from the early exchanges threatening on numerous occasions and being denied all, but one finding the back of the net with just 7 minutes on the clock.
Michael Kwofie, 15, was between Star Madrid and more goals. The shot-stopper stood up to parry all the strikes and on two dangerous occasions, the woodwork becoming our second goalkeeper.
Our defense was distorted due to an early injury to William Enchill, who had to be substituted for Kola Jay Asamoah. Asamoah’s first appearance in the Normalization Committee’s Special Cup.
It was the host that threatened more in the first half and after recess, we took absolute control of the game and the 1-1 results surely not a true reflection of the game.
We created a lot of goal scoring opportunities, mostly via the promptings of Ibrahim Sanah Mohammed and Emmanuel Ebahoah was expertly dreadful.
A well weighed pass from Ibrahim Sanah found Ebahoah and the attacker after going past two defenders sent in a thunderbolt which mysteriously was tipped off goal by the goalkeeper before Theophilus Nana Awortwe turned it in for the equaliser.
Again, Ebahoah was served a delightful pass inside the box and his strike narrowly missed goal.
In the end, we have to make do with a 1-1 draw.
There will be no midweek encounter, we will go again against Venomous Vipers at the Gyandu Park, Sekondi on Sunday, May 5.