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Sports News of Saturday, 17 March 2018


Patrick Twumasi scores as Astana open season with comfortable win

Black Stars forward Patrick Twumasi has opened his league account for FC Astana in their 2-0 win against Zhetysu Taldykorgan in the second of the Kazakh Premier League on Saturday morning.

The Kazackstani giants got off to a flying start in the championship last week by trouncing FK Akzhayik 3-0 at home, travelled to the Žetisu Stadion with the hope of continuing their superb form.

Patrick Twumasi opened the scoring for the home side in the 28.

Kazakh international Aleksey Shchetkin completed the win for the defending league champions in the 3rd minute of added time in the first half.

Twumasi was replaced with Baktiyor Zainutdinov in the 88th minute of the game.

Astana occupies the summit of the log with 6 points, same as Kairat Almaty but with a superior goal difference.