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Sports News of Thursday, 30 November 2017


Afful, Jonathan Mensah, others miss out on Eastern Conference trophy

Ghanaian quartet Jonathan Mensah, Mohammed Abu, Harrison Afful and Lalas Abubakar started for Columbus Crew as they tasted a 1-0 defeat to Toronto FC to miss out on the MLS Eastern Conference trophy.

The Black and Gold conceded on the hour mark with a striker from Jozy Altidore to lose 1-0 on aggregate after a 0-0 first leg.

Lalas, who played in a left back role, was replaced after 73 minutes and midfielder Abu lasted 83 minutes.