Free scoring Sombo Freedom Stars FC take on a depleted Yaasin FC side at the Wa sports stadium in the ongoing Biyad Gas Regional football championship in the first quarter final matches of the competition on Saturday January 26, 2019.
The two teams accounted for 36 goals in the group stages and look set to generate another festival of goals at the Wa Malik Jabir Park in a quest to seal a last four spot.
Sombo Freedom Stars stunned the football fraternity in the Wa Municipality with some smash and grab football led by the rampant Gafaru Kutenge upfront.
Gafaru racked in 4 odd goals in 5 matches to seal last 8 spot for the Sombo based side in the competition including an impressive 2 assists under his name.
His goal scoring prowess will be put under serious test though when an inspired Yaasin FC side welcome them at the Wa Malik Jabir park.
Competition’s top scorer, Dauda Mubashir, heads into the quarter final stages with 5 goals including a screamer against Bamahu FC in match day one.
The lanky centre forward has 17 goals in his last 22 appearances for the Academy Boys and a bet on him finding the back of the net look safe judging by his recent scoring run.
Yaasin nailed Tietaa SC 1-0 in the final group game to top the group after their lung busting clash against the resurrected Dondoli Discipline Youth on match day four.
Head coach of Wa Yaasin FC, Abu Iddrisu Polibu, has been denied the services of his star performers with 5 starters destined to miss the game on Saturday.
Skipper, Alhassan Salim, is joined by Mohammed Alhassan Gadafi, Alhassan Oboi, Wahidu Issahaku, Daud Kudus and the nimble footed Banye Theophilus on the absentee list.
With nothing to lose, Sombo Freedom Stars FC could be the wild card heading into the game thanks to their variety of goal scorers in the team.
Gafaru’s 4 goals are completed by Antunmwine Victor and Mahama Haki in one of the competition’s most feared trio.
The winner of the game will be guaranteed of a place in the semi final stages.
Kickoff is at 15:00 GMT on Sunday January 26, 2019 at the Wa Malik Jabir Stadium.