Justice Blay added to his growing stature as one of the best defensive midfielders on the local scene with an impressive outing to hand Asante Kotoko a healthy 2-0 lead in the first leg of their make or break clash with Etoile Du Sahel.
The Medeama SC anchor man look destined to make his loan spell permanent with another top class performance at the heart of the pitch in a game blessed with ma you ball users.
Justice Blay, an evolutionary enforcer on the Ghanaian domestic terrain, added incisive passing to his ball winning responsibilities to stabilize the game for the Porcupine Warriors.
A midfield combo with the veteran Jordan Opoku saw Justice Blay bossing affairs with impunity and delight as goals from Augustine Okrah and Richard Arthur won the game for three host.
Blay joined the Porcupine Warriors on a season long loan to help their CAF Champions League ambitions and seems to have done just with world class performances in his brief spell at the Baba Yara Stadium so far.
Reports from the camp of Asante Kotoko SC suggest that the loan deal will definitely be made a permanent offer at the end of the season.
Asante Kotoko SC will head to Tunisia for the return leg with a 2-0 lead to protect as they draw ever closer to the gruop stages.
The Porcupine Warriors have won the CAF Champions League in 36 years despite the array of stars assembled in the past.