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Ghana defender Harrison Afful extends scoring form at Esperance in big Tunisian derby win

Harrison Afful scored again for Esperance

Harrison Afful scored again for Esperance

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana defender Harrison Afful has continued with his new found scoring form by clinching a win for Esperance in the Tunisian top flight clash against CS Sfaxien on Wednesday.

The Black Stars left-back struck in the 53rd minute to clinch the bragging rights for the champions in the big derby played in Sfax.

Afful scored over the weekend to help Esperance’s progress in the CAF Champions League with 3-0 win over Real Bamako.

The Ghanaian has continued with his good form by scoring again in the midweek domestic league clash.

Afful’s scoring form despite being a natural defender will excite many with barely two months to the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The win gives the Blood and Gold a commanding nine point lead at the top of the Tunisian top flight after 23 rounds of matches.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. selfmade says:

    Afful is the modern day lateral defender!! People always had this erroneous impression that Ghana lacks proper full backs but what they don’t take into considerations is that, we lack proper central defensive pairs who can cover our backs when the lateral backs are initiating attacks!! Watch most of our goals conceded recently and u can see that almost all comes from lack of proper clearance of our central pairs when our full backs fails to recover from an attack!! A typical recent eg is the Ghana vs Egypt match in Cairo where the Egyptians exploited our full backs but our central defenders were even poorer by their handling of crosses! I have said it several times and I ll repeat it again, in modern football, full backs are used purposely for attacks and modern coaches choose these players based on their attacking powers rather than their defending abilities and hence their defending recoveries are aided by a strong defensive pairs!! K asamoah, essiens etc are doing well in these positions in their respective clubs not becasus they have greater defensive abilities but rather they have a more greater central defensive pairs to cover and shield them when they failed to recover from an attack!! We ll continue to put to experiment and put square pegs in round roles without achieving any meaningful results until we FIX OUR CENTRAL DEFENSIVE PAIRS!!

  2. maubs says:

    Jeff schlupp is puting in some decent job as a wing half at leicester who are in pole position to win the championship. He strikes me as a player who can step onto the big stage and make it his own given the chance. He nearly joined man u last year. Am a big big fan and yes am an ex footballer. Bless.