Ivorian striker Ahmed ‘Simba’ Toure needed a supply from Captain Joseph Tetteh Zutah to reopen his goal-scoring account in Medeama SC’s match-day 20 fixture against Techiman Eleven Wonders at the Akoon Community Park last Sunday, after drawing blank in 8 GPL matches.
The striker, who since scoring against Aduana Stars at this same venue in Medeama’s 1-0 win over the Ogya Boys in the match-day 10 clash on December 26, 2021, broke his personal scoring jinx and that of the game against the resilient travelers from Techiman which was 65 minutes old to win Medeama the maximum points at stake; propelling the team to 5th on the league log with 32 points, 2 points adrift 4th placed Bechem United.
Coach Umar Rabi made changes to his squad and formation deployed in the team’s defeat away to Bibiani Goldstars in the previous week at the Dun’s Park.
Goalkeeper Kamil Anaaba made his seasonal debut in the starting lineup ahead of John Mossie, who has since kept the post after Boris Mandjui Jnr’s injury. The absence of injured duo, Rashid Nortey and King Archerson in the heart of midfield saw Michael Sefah and Kwadwo Asamoah given the nod; as right-back, Samuel Frimpong and Skipper Tetteh Zutah all given start berths in a 4-4-2 formation.
The first half ended with no goal to either side with formal Medeama defender Daniel Agyin being the first to go into the referee’s book in the 25th minute.
Coach Umar threw in two early substitutions right at the beginning of the second half, replacing Samuel Frimpong and Godfred Kwadwo Asamoah with Center Back, Baba Abdulai Musah, and striker Sule Musah to switch into a 3-4-3 formation.
Wonders player, Abdulai Ibrahim saw yellow for a bookable offense in the 60th minute. On the 65th minute, captain for the Yellow and Mauves, Joseph Tetteh Zutah through a cross set up striker Ahmed Toure to score his third goal of the season; which eventually ended up being the decider of the cagey clash.
Zutah made way for injury returnee, Agyei Boakye in the 67th minute; whiles Theophilus Anoba came on for Ahmed Toure in the 77th minute. Anoba ended up being booked in the 90th minute.
The visitors made three changes to their personnel in their quest to draw parity but proved futile at the Akoon Park; giving Medeama four points out of six in both legs.
Winger Darlington Gyanfosu Appiah, who was in electrifying form, tormenting the visitors was adjudged the Nasco Man of the match.
Medeama will make a short trip to Aiyinase coming Friday to face rivals, Karela United at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park for their match number 21 of the 2021/2022 GPL.