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12.08.2005 Sports News

Joetex sets Champions League Record

OJEIKERE AIKHOJE, LAGOS (NIGERIA)
Joetex sets Champions League Record
Ghanaian international, Joetex Frimpong, who plays club football for African double champions, Enyimba Football Club of Aba, has set an All-Time Champions League record of 14 goals.
Frimpong, who hit target twice, when his Nigerian team, Enyimba FC beat Moroccan side, Raja FC of Casablanca, 2-0, also increased his tally to eight, this term, to remain the highest goalscorer in the 2005 edition.
The Ghanaian scored six times in 2003 as he helped his Nigerian team to victory but missed the all important final match against Ismailia having picked an injury in Abidjan where Enyimba hammered host, ASEC Mimosas 2-0.
He failed to scored in the 2004 campaign because the injury restricted him to little playing time, however, he returned with a bang this term and scored four goals against Zambia side, Red Arrows.
Before the goals spree against the Zambian champions, Frimpong had scored once against Simba of Tanzania and also scored Enyimba's only goal in their 1-1 away draw at Ajax Cape Town.
His rating as the best striker in the Champions League earned him an invitation to the Black Stars squad on the eve of their World Cup qualifer against Burkina-Faso and did not disappoint despite the presence of several Europe based forwards.
Frimpong justified his invitation on his Black Stars debut and earned his second cap when the Black Stars recorded an important 2-0 away win over South Africa's Bafana-Bafana.


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