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MATCH REPORT: Late Justus Torsutsey penalty gives WAFA first win Featured

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A 95th minute penalty converted by Justus Torsutsey handed West African Football Academy first win of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season against Great Olympics on Saturday afternoon.

Guillermo Zaragoza's side had to rely on a late penalty to record a 1-0 home victory over Great Olympics in their match-week five encounter at the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope.

 
Great Olympics were grounded for majority of the first department of the game, sending in defensive splitting passes to force the homesters deep into their half but they failed to make a good use of the opportunities.
 
The visitors looked promising with hopes of opening the score before recess but their efforts were dealt by the backline of West African Football Academy SC.
 
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The first half of the game ended in a scoreless draw with Great Olympics enjoying majority of the ball possession.
 
In the second half, West African Football Academy SC (WAFA) capitalized on their home grounds supremacy to register the match-winner in the dying embers of the game.
 
On the 47th minute, WAFA goalkeeper Osei Kwadwo Bonsu made a magnificent save to deny Philip Nii Sackey from scoring via a free-kick effected by George Asamoah.
 
WAFA later gained possession to stage an intense pressure on the visitors with the introduction of Awudu Mohammed, Marvin Owusu, Godwin Agbevor and Eric Asamany.
 
A penalty was awarded to the home side after substitute Marvin Owusu was fouled in the 18-yard box by Philip Nii Sackey on the 94th minute.
 
Striker Justus Torsutsey elected himself to neatly convert the spot-kick firmly into the back of the net to secure all the needed points for West African Football Academy SC at the Red Bull Arena.
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