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Sports News of Saturday, 1 September 2018


Ghanaian winger Ernest Asante scores for Al Jazira in win over Al Ahli Dubai

Ghanaian winger Ernest Asante (L) Ghanaian winger Ernest Asante (L)

Ghanaian winger Ernest Asante was on target for Al Jazira in their 5-4 win over Al Ahli Dubai in the United Arab Emirates league on Friday evening.

Defender Jaime Javier Ayoví Corozo scored first for the host just a minute into the game before the Ghanaian sprinter levelled Al-Ahli up in the 16th minute.

Vecchio and Jaime Ayoví, however, struck on the 19th and 21st minute respectively to restore Al-Ahli Dubai lead.

Al Jazira, never gave up and kept pushing for the equalizer and saw their effort-reward with striker Ali Ahmed Mabkhout’s double on the 40th and 43rd minute respectively before halftime.

Back from break, Ahmed Mabkhout completed his hat-trick on the night when he netted on the 50th minute give his side a 4-3 lead but Henrique canceled the visitors lead after converting a spot-kick on the 77th mark.

Emirati forward Sultan Al-Shamsi, amazingly scored three minutes to stoppage time to seal a 5-4 sweet victory for the away side Al Jazira.

Asante, 29, joined the UAE side Al- Jazira FC from Danish club FC Nordsjælland last month and has already proven to be a good addition to Marcel Keizer’s squad.