Majeed Waris' blistering form continues as he scores twice in Valenciennes home defeat

Abdul Majeed Waris scored twice for Valenciennes

Abdul Majeed Waris scored twice for Valenciennes

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris’ blistering form in the French top-flight continued on Saturday night as he scored twice for Valenciennes on Saturday.

The Black Stars attacker once again showed his preparedness for the World Cup by scoring both goals for the side but they ended up losing 3-2 to Ajaccio.

The 22-year-old steered the host ahead six minutes after the break and later restored their lead (in the 72nd minute from the spot) after Benjamin Andre had cancelled out his opener just after the hour mark.

Valenciennes went into the game very aware of the importance it deserves as they push for their relegation survival and after failing to find the net in the entire first half, the Black Stars striker gave them the lead.

Midfielder Arthur Masuaku squared to release Waris and the Spartak Moscow loanee raced to pick neatly finish off the move for his 7th goal of the campaign.

Moments later, the hosts defence went to sleep and Ajaccio capitalised on a mix-up to snatch the equaliser through Benjamin Andre. But Waris was on hand once more in the 72nd minute to put Valenciennes back into the lead.

Midfielder Joshua Nadeau managed to get the better of two Ajaccio defenders before Maor Melikson fouled him inside the box and Waris stepped up to expertly rifle home to restore Valenciennes’s lead.

However, with just three minutes of regulation time left to play, Valenciennes allowed their guest to crawl back into the game with Issa Baradji scoring twice within a space of three minutes to steal victory for his side.

With this blistering form do you think Waris should lead Ghana’s attack at the World Cup? Make your views known in the box below

READERS COMMENTS

  1. spectacle says:

    he is a goal scorer and a classic one too.

  2. selfmade says:

    This is an ambitious man and I hope he maintains the same form at the WC!! No weddings!! No women!! Just focus and concentrate!! U can be the next Ghanaian SUPERSTAR!! BE A SELFMADE BILLIONAIRE!!!

  3. Kwamina says:

    I really don’t know how some people consider Jordan Ayew better than this guy. Warris has consistently proven to be very effective as a striker. He causes trouble for most defenders even in the games he doesn’t score in.

  4. spectacle says:

    waris is unstoppable.

  5. larrisa says:

    He is already focused, he is a gentleman and does not flirt around. he is a good guy i must say. on the flipside he has a girlfriend.

  6. keith from germany says:

    good striker by all Standards.valenciennes will definately stay up.

  7. ohenenanayaw says:

    He is doing very well france is in the top 5 best leagues in europe scoring 7 in 11 games makes him the second best scorer in france in 2014 behind zlatan thats a very great performance

  8. ZG GH4LIFE says:

    Thats my boy,please stay like this for the World Cup,we need this kind of talent, i cant wait til June.

  9. mukmin says:

    Waris is phenomenal he has always been deadly since he was in Sweden. He is the best striking prospect Ghana has had since Anthony Yeboah.

  10. EA1us says:

    The mighty waris! I like his mind-set and goal scoring potential. A.A has to find a way and let him play full time in all our games. He’ll be the KEY to our goals in Brazil. Keep it up bro!

  11. Kelly W says:

    He definitely is awesome. Please FUT give me Waris INFORM for my Ghana Team

  12. anokwale says:

    This is exactly what we need. Warris and Gyan up front is a strong combination.

  13. Torino says:

    This shows a sign of a potent striker… Please dnt get swollen headed and beware of ladies.

  14. Edward says:

    GSN what really do you want, majeed waris supported gyan and the partnership was perfect. Now u want to just cause confusion.

  15. Dr Who says:

    waris should stay in the french league after his loan period

  16. Man power A.K.A PITO says:

    WARRIS ON THE BENCH in BRAZIL.

    PAIR KPB and GYAN!!!

    We are not going to the worldcup to try newbies!!!! when we have the WEAPONS to go for the KILL. I am talking about players like Sulley, essien, andre ayew, Kwadwo Asamoah, kevin Prince. Players who experience worldcup dissapointment and will now GO FOR THE KILL!

    WARRIS IS good BUT NOT A STRIKER EXTRAORDONAIRE THAT WE MUST choose to start games when we have WC experience players who are doing good.

    AKWASI APPIAH A WORD TO THE WISE!

  17. Man power A.K.A PITO says:

    YOU THINK TALENT CAN DO IT ALL?

    SEE WHAT INEXPERIENCE DID TO US EVEN AT THE LAST AFCON.

  18. Man power A.K.A PITO says:

    A player extraordinaire is one who single handedly changes games. Like Christiano ronaldo. If Warris was like that we could have afforded to play him ahead of KPB.

    But no.He couldnt even score against commom montenegro. He is good but just that… good.

  19. Dr Who says:

    @Man power, you are a fool to judge Waris by that Montenegro match.You know very well that AA was trying fringe players in that match.why are u not judging Gyan,KPB,Jordan etc on that match? did any of them score?

  20. This guy is my best ghana player at d moment alongside christian atsu… KPB is unpatriotic,gyan,muntari,essien are veteran, kwado asamoah is a little bit okay but AA is confused on d role to play him, all the defenders apart from john boye are craps, dat is my submission

  21. Jaja says:

    Gyan should be benched for Waris.

  22. kuukuphilly says:

    Our lead striker of course.. No one will quench warris fire at this point.

  23. Solution says:

    Dis guy is jux unstoppable

  24. Shee-Pee says:

    I am highly disappointed in Man Power’s comments. What experience did Mesut Ozil and Muller have during the 2010 WC. Is KP Boateng as extraordinary as the Ronaldos & the Messis??? My friend needs to rethink his comments about Majeed Warris. The boy needs to be encouraged so he can get to that extraordinary level we all wanna see. Was Ronaldo win a Ballon D”or back at Sporting Lisbon?? It took the encouragement of Man United to get him to grace. I was great campaigner for Eric Bekoe back in the days until he went to Berekum forgetting the turf only to score goals with Sunyani Polytechnic girls which has jeopardized his career. Lets always support seriously committed Ghanaians and do away with disappointed Germans. I support WARRIS.

  25. Shee-Pee says:

    I am highly disappointed in Man Power’s comments. What experience did Mesut Ozil and Muller have during the 2010 WC. Is KP Boateng as extraordinary as the Ronaldos & the Messis??? My friend needs to rethink his comments about Majeed Warris. The boy needs to be encouraged so he can get to that extraordinary level we all wanna see. Did Ronaldo win a Ballon D”or back at Sporting Lisbon?? It took the encouragement of Man United to get him to grace. I was a great campaigner for Eric Bekoe back in the days until he went to Berekum forgetting the turf only to score goals with Sunyani Polytechnic girls which has jeopardized his career. Lets always support seriously committed Ghanaians and do away with disappointed Germans. I support WARRIS.