Sarkoh’s Goal Inspires Notwane FC Win
Botswana club Notwane FC of Liberian Striker Benjamin Sarkoh has progressed to the next round of the Orange FA Cup after a 2-1 come-back victory.
Report by Christopher C. Walker 00231777898224 / 00231886723075 [email protected]
Sarkoh’s team playing away, led in the entire first half 1-0 at the UDC field in Gaborone over the weekend.
However, the visitors’ hope came alive after the introduction of spectacular striker Sarkoh from the bench as he made just few minutes to turn the home fans against their own players with his incredible and usual tactics and skills on the pitch.
Due to mounting pressure and team work spirit, Red Sparks’ 1-0 lead was cancelled in the 74th minute of the game by a header from the game changer Benjamin Sarkoh.
Sarkoh’s cut inside the 18-yard box of the home side, saw him well placed for a clever killer pass from his teammate Kgaatshoo to level the score line, 1-1, his first in the Orange FA Cup for Notwane FC since joining the team on loan, a month and a half ago.
The away side showed class and power after their equalizer from Benjamin and kept the pressure on Red Sparks defense until they got the winner minutes from Sarkoh’s West African counterpart, Ishmael Amponsah, of Ghana as the away fans took up the cheering from inside the UDT field in the Botswana capital, Gaborone until the end of the final whistle.
The win for Ben’s on-loan club now paves their way for the next round of the Orange FA Cup.
Ben in a telephone interview after the match, said it was a dramatic come back for them as he thanked his teammates and fans for always supporting he and the team in general assuring them also that by the grace of God his performance will improve game after game.
Meanwhile, the club will return to league action next Sunday against Prison FC.
The Liberian striker has played six games so far scoring three goals and providing four assists,
He’s been branded as the club’s wonder kid and game changer by fans of the club for his decisive goals.