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03.03.2009 Football News

Soccer Fans Hail Taylor

By Daily Guide
Soccer Fans Hail Taylor

Charles Taylor Enterprising and magnificent Charles Taylor, also known as Bismark Kwaku Asampong, has suddenly become the toast of many Ghanaian football fans after his impressive outing against the Democratic Republic of Congo in the ongoing Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) last Sunday.

The dribbler, who led the Black Stars to crush the Central Africans 3-0 in the last match of a Group B game, surprisingly has been christened the maestro of the side by numerous followers of the game whom DAILY GUIDE SPORTS spoke to yesterday.

The third of his three thunderbolt freekicks opened the floodgates for Ghana in the competitive encounter. He again aided the second goal which Yaw Antwi slotted in.

The one-time talisman of Accra Hearts of Oak proved why he is a player who could turn a game in his team's favor, Mark Opoku of New Gbawe told this paper.

“He was a constant threat to the Congolese and his dribbling skills and antics helped to shift attention from Tresor Mputu's danger to Ghana after he had been regarded as the most dangerous player in the tournament”, Oko Armah of Odupong in the Central Region said.

Ibrahim Hussein of Accra Newtown was also full of praise for Taylor whom he described as the real star of the team because of the way he consistently mesmerized DR Congo in the said match.

Taylor's inclusion in the team led to a hullabaloo in football circles, with some questioning Coach Milovan Rajevac's motive.

But the Serbian rubbished his critics when he started the Hearts man after Taylor impressed in the 1-1 drawn game against Libya.

A career threatening injury nearly robbed Taylor of his career until Harry Zakkour, a member of Hearts board, sent him alongside Kwabena Boafo to South Africa for treatment.    

By Charles Nixon Yeboah