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11.04.2005 Sports News

Joetex scores brace in Champions League

By OJEIKERE AIKHOJE, NIGERIA

Ghanaian-born forward, Joetex Frimpong, on Sunday, in Aba, gave an indication of his readiness to paint the continent red with goals when he scored twice on match day to help the African champions to a 3-0 victory over Zambian AirForce outfit, Red Arrows of Lusaka.

The Black Stars invitee, who missed the last Nations Cup and World Cup qualifier against Congo Democratic Republic, scored the curtain raiser through a spot-kick in the 20th minute after a defender was penalized for ball handling in the vital area.

However, it took the African champions 68 minutes to increase the tally when Sakibu Atanda found the back of the net and just as the fans were about leaving the stadium, the Ghanaian hitman nodded home a pull-out to increase his Champions League tally to three.

Speaking on his goal scoring prowess in the continent, Joetex said: “Scoring two goals in the Champions League is not easy so I am very happy. I want to God for helping me in all the matches played so far. I am looking forward to scoring more than the six goals I scored during the 2003 campaign.”

The Ghanaian had earlier scored his first Champions League in their 4-0 win over Simba of Tanzania, in Aba.

Since arriving Enyimba in 2003 the Ghanaian has made meaningful contributions to the success of his team in the domestic league and in Africa, winning the Nigerian league shield, two CAF Champions League titles and the African Super Cup twice.

Joetex is the first Ghanaian player to win the CAF Champions League and Super Cup back-to-back.

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