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Ghanaian striker Abdul Basit grabs quick-silver brace to save Free State Stars from relegation in South Africa

Abdul Basit Adams scored twice for Free State Stars

Abdul Basit Adams scored twice for Free State Stars

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghanaian striker Abdul Basit came off the bench to hit a brace to help Free State Stars maintain their top-flight status with a 3-0 victory over Moroka Swallows in the South African Premier Soccer League on Saturday evening.

Free State Stars started the game a little slowly with both Ghanaian international Basit and Daniel Adjei both on the bench, but came alive in the 28th minute when a shot from an acute angle on the right from Sibusiso Mthethwa struck the side netting.

After a pulsating first-half that ended scoreless, Stars coach Kinnah Phiri introduced the former New Edubiase United striker and he secured the destiny of his side with a double strike.

And, in the 72nd minute Basit turned home a Venter pass to give the Ea Lla Koto a 1-0 lead.

He then grabbed his brace and doubled his side’s lead a minute later, this time expertly scoring from a Henyekane assist.

Free State Stars went into the last game of the season facing the dangers of being relegated from the South African top-flight but a magically moment inspired by the 23-year-old Ghanaian ensured they remain on the top-flight.

The brace took his season tally to 7 goals in 19 league appearances.

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