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Sports News of Wednesday, 18 December 2019


Kwame Bonsu shines as Esperance wallop Al Sadd

Ghana midfielder Kwame Bonsu Ghana midfielder Kwame Bonsu

Ghana midfielder Kwame Bonsu played a massive role for Esperance de Tunis as they hammered Al Sadd 6-2 to finish fifth in the Club World Cup on Tuesday night. Libyan forward Hamdou Elhouni curled in the opener from 12 yards before Anice Badri made it 2-0.

Abdelkarim Hassan was then sent off for handball in the box and Badri sent the keeper the wrong way with the penalty.

Baghdad Bounedjah and Hassan Al Haydosv scored from the spot for Al Sadd while Elhouni's hat-trick came via a finish from a tight angle then a tap-in.

Right-back Sameh Derbali slashed home to complete the scoring after his run in behind beat the offside trap.

Elhouni is the fourth player to score a Club World Cup hat-trick, after Luis Suarez in 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo 12 months later and Gareth Bale last year.

Bonsu was replaced by Raed Fadaa in the 82nd minute of the game as the win was already in the bag.

The midfielder featured in the club’s opening day defeat against Al Hilal.