Goal-maker Majeed Waris thrilled with French Ligue 1 debut goal, promises more

Waris delighted with his Ligue 1 debut goal

Waris delighted with his Ligue 1 debut goal

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris feels delighted with his goal on his French Ligue 1 debut and has promised to rake in more to save Valenciennes from the red zone. 

The 22-year-old who moved from Spartak Moscow to the Valenciennes last week, crowned his debut for Les Athéniens with a 54th minute strike at the Stade du Hainaut to help them down visiting Bastia 3-2.

Before grabbing his debut goal of the Ligue 1, the Black Stars goal-maker had set up Mathieu Dossevi for their second in the 35th minute.

“I feel extremely glad that I scored what eventually became the match winner for my side. My job is to score goal and I’m very happy I did it yesterday. I know if I work hard enough, there will be more to come,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com exclusively.

He then took to twitter to express gratitude to the Valenciennes fans for their support during the game.

“Great game yesterday. Thanks to the fans for their great support,” he tweeted.

Waris picked up a through-pass from Dossevi and veered forward to slot a left-footed ball past the Bastia keeper to make it 3-0.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Ghanaba says:

    Good start. May Allah protect and guide you on the field of play.

  2. keith from germany says:

    MORE GREASE TO YOUR ELBOWS MAJEED.
    COME BRAZIL 2014 YOU WILL SURPRISE ALL THOSE BIG GUNS.
    I KNOW THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING GOOD.
    WE ALL KNOW THAT YOUR MOVE TO RUSSIA WAS BASED ON A BAD ADVICE BUT WE NEVER QUESTIONED YOUR QUALITIES
    AFTER THE WORLDCUP WILL BE LURED AWAY FROM RUSSIA.
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  3. Lukersh says:

    better than jordan ayew… but jordan was bold to set a condition for a permanent position in the blackstars…how ironic…lolx

  4. concerned citizen says:

    waris has started well, boakye yiadom is doing great in the Spanish la liga. AA we are watching you

  5. Nii Kwatei says:

    Eventhough it’s risky, we should definitely play the 4-4-2 formation against USA.

    ———–Waris—–Gyan———–

    Ayew—–Muntari—-Essien—-Prince

    K. Asamoah—Akaminko–Vorsah—-Opare

    ————-Kwarasey—————–

  6. real Sabacious says:

    From massive boost to goal maker lol, u guys have your headlines. Yeah waris is very committed to his profession and is working hard to be a hit but these kind of payola headlines dey make some of us sick.

  7. real Sabacious says:

    @nii kwatei K.Asamoah isn’t a left back and has never be. He plays different assignment in juventus though he operate as left back but not indirectly he’s not. I’ll opt for 4-3-3 if waris keep on scoring in the lique 12 Meaning sulley will be on the bench.1.kwarasey 2.Akaminko 3.wakaso 4.Boye 5.jonathan mensah(midfielders) 6.essien 7.Dede 8.K.Asamoah (attackers) 9.Gyan 10.Kp boateng 11.Waris.this squad will kill u.s.a not less 3 goals

    • Nii Kwatei says:

      Thanks for sharing your vision, but K. Asamoah is a left-back. At Juventus he plays as an attacking left-back, the so called ‘wing-back’-role. Further he also played as a left back with Ghana and he excelled in that role. He played there against the Egypt friendly match, in which he assisted a goal. And he played there in the Congo match, in which he scored + an assist. It was the lack of power in the midfield that caused AA to shift him to midfield again, as clearly Adomah, Rabiu and Badu couldn’t dominate the pitch by themselves. But now with such an abundance of sheer quality in midfield, we can finally allow Asamoah to do what he does best, which is defending, deliver passes from behind, and sometimes running forward for an assist.
      Lastly, why do you underrrate Sulley so much? He is one of our best and most consistent players at the moment, playing 3 consecutive seasons as a invaluable midfielder for AC Milan. He’s in superb form this season, scoring more goals than ever before. Sulley is one of the first names on our namesheet, how can you think of benching him?

  8. ZG GH4LIFE says:

    Good start brother, i see good things in the future for you.

  9. boro says:

    Majeed waris: one match, one goal and one assists in the French league 1 and helped Valenciennes to beat Bastia for the maximum three points. We are still counting and in five months time active players in shape will be separated from bench warmers as well as those who do not deserve to be in the BS team. Keep it up and never leave your leg on the paddle.

  10. real Sabacious says:

    @nii kwatei I benched sulley simply bcos of the 4-3-3 information. Waris we know always join the midfield when Ghana is not in possession. I opted for k.Asamoah, Essien and Dede bcos we know in the centre midfield role Essien is the boss.Dede and K.Asamoah attack and defend much better than sulley. Sulley has lost the endurance to run the lines on the left side of the midfield. Thank God AA has figured out that and has started playing him as #8 instead of his usual 11 position.

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