Benjamin Eshun’s second half strike was enough for Liberty Professionals to defeat Karela United in Week 12 of the Ghana Premier League at the Carl Reinhorf Park on Sunday.
The Scientific Soccer lads began the match very determined to end their abysmal run of five winless run, as they attacked Karela right from the blast of the referee’s whistle, but failed to create any clear cut chance as the visitors’ defence proved impenetrable.
Karela FC defensive approach to the game frustrated the hosts and went close to breaking the deadlock from a typical counter attack move, but they fluffed their lines at the third half of the pitch, as the match went to recess.
Liberty continued from where they left in the first half by attacking their opponents with pace on the flanks and nearly opened the scoring on two occasions but goalkeeper Nii Hammond Kalaala stood the test by thwarting their efforts.
On the 54th minute mark, substitute Benjamin Eshun broke the virginity of the game with a fantastic strike on the edge of the area to hand the hosts the deserved lead.