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Sports News of Sunday, 31 March 2019


Majeed Ashimeru returns from injury to score in FC St Gallen defeat

Majeed Ashimeru in action for  St Gallen Majeed Ashimeru in action for St Gallen

Ghana youth midfielder Majeed Ashimeru recovered from injury to score for St Gallen in their 3-2 loss against Young Boys in the Swiss Super League on Sunday.

Ashimeru had to pass a late fitness test ahead of the game after picking an injury in the side’s 3-1 friendly defeat against German Bundesliga II outfit Heidenheim last weekend.

The return of the Ghanaian boosted the morale of his teammates as they deservedly went ahead in the 32nd minute through Axel Bakayoko.

French forward Guillaume Hoarau pulled parity for the hosts in the 43rd minute.

St Gallen restored their lead in the 65th minute via Ashimeru who reacted quickly to tuck home Yannis Tafer’s low cut-back pass.

Young Boys took charge of the game from there on as Hoarau again pulled them level from the spot in the 81st minute before sealing a remarkable comeback with a super strike on the 90th minute.

Ashimeru showed tiredness as the game wore on and was replaced with compatriot Musah Nuhu on the 77th minute.

The former WAFA midfield sensation has established himself in the side since joining on loan in the summer from Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg.

He has provided 6 assists and scored 3 goals in 24 league games for the side in the ongoing season.