Nations FC record first home victory against Samartex

Nations FC recovered from their opening day defeat to overcome FC Samartex 1996 in their first home game of the Ghana Premier League at the Kwame Kyei Sports Complex in Abrankese.

The newly-promoted side needed a goal in each half of the match to ensure they picked the maximum points, with a first-ever victory in the Ghanaian top-flight and in front of home fans.

Nations gaffer Kassim Mingle Ocansey made a few changes to the team that lost narrowly to Dreams FC in midweek with Japheth Norvienyo being preferred in the posts.

Captain Emmanuel Boahene started from the bench as Victor Oduro was handed a full debut in the game.

Following a promising start in the game, a brilliant attempt from Nations FC forced Samartex goalkeeper Lawrence Ansah to make a superb save in the 10th minute.Ten minutes later, the Premiership newbies had their dominance pay off after Barimah Baah fired home a nice effort to score Nations’ first-ever topflight goal.

Ivorian midfielder Amidou Diarra rounded off the victory for Nations in the 66th minute, having benefited from a James Sewornu mistake, as they continued to dominate the match in the second period.



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