Accra, May 18, GNA – Sporting Mirren failed in their bid to rise above the
relegation zone after Kumasi based King Faisal held them to a barren draw on
Monday in their 19 Week Premier League encounter at the Ohene Djan
The clash, the final of the Week 19 fixtures ensured the newly promoted
Club remains at the depth of the 16-Club standings with 15 points from a
Faisal who finished the game with a man-less after Abdul Samad Oppong
was sent off on 74 minutes held their own against their hosts whose attackers
completely lacked ideas in front of goal.
After a barren first half, which saw Mirren's Moses Andoh fumble with the
closest chance of the opening on five minutes, both teams resumed the second
half strongly in their quest to break the deadlock.
Andoh, the most experienced player in the Mirren set-up appeared a pale
shadow of himself throughout his stay in the game as he caught wanting
anytime he was put through.
In the 58th minute, Togolese-import Komi Achite who had replaced Prince
Antwi during the break blasted wide with only the Faisal goalie Samuel Okyere
to beat after hard working Mahatma Otoo had laid him through.
The introduction of Nicholas Coffie for Isaac Ofori on the hour mark
brought some bite into the Mirren attacking machinery, but Coffie and his
colleagues remained visionless in front of goal.
They severally raided the Faisal half and the result was either an off target
effort or a save by the Faisal goalie Okyere.
Faisal appeared more dangerous on the break and almost succeeded in
breaking the virginity of the game five minutes from time through Eric
Agyemang but Mirren's goalie Tetteh Lugard was up to his side's rescue with a
brilliant save to send the game to barren draw.