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Lions split points with Faisal
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Soccer News of Sunday, 30 August 2009

Source: GNA

Lions split points with Faisal

Accra, Aug. 30, GNA - Kpando Heart of Lions were held to a one all draw game by Kumasi based King Faisal in the second match of the MTN Top Four Tournament at the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra on Sunday. Lions took the lead in the 17th minute through an expert free kick delivered onto the path of Kweku Andoh by Kofi Nti Boakye which the former made no mistake to fire into the net. The celebrations of Lions was however short lived when Faisal returned fire and succeeded in clinching the equalizer through newly recruit Clement Coffie in the 19th minute. The goal was a perfect connection to a cross by veteran Abedi Sarfo after he run through the defence of Lions before setting up Coffie to slot in the equalizer.

The two sides struggled to undo each other till the close of the first half, however, the second half was dominated by Lions who created several scoring opportunities but their strikers wasted the chances that came their way.

The total dominance exhibited by the midfield duo of Daniel Yeboah and Edmnud Owusu-Ansah was on display as their experience and maturity saw them creating the scoring chances for their side.

The striking force of Nti-Boakye and Tanko Mohammed were, however, not up to the task to covert the various chances that came their way as they were given equal challenge by Faisal's defensive network pivoted around Issah Yakubu, Shadrach Dodzi, Ransford Kwakye and Kwadjo Boateng. Faisal on a few occasions attempted to find the winner, but they also failed to break down the Lions defence.

Lions, but for the numerous near misses could have ended up with the three maximum points on a day they dominated play and had to contend with split decision.

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