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Match Report: Asante Kotoko 2-3 King Faisal – Zuberu Hat-trick Inflict Porcupines With First Defeat

King Faisal took their giant-killing heroics to a different level on Sunday when they stunned league leaders Asante Kotoko 3-2 in an entertaining derby at the Baba Yara Stadium.

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Attacking sensation Zuberu Ibrahim scored a firstever hat-trick for the Insha Allah lads as they silenced their city rivals in an enthralling derby.

King Faisal began the match in a thrilling fashion, taking the game to Kotoko right from the blast of the whistle.

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Nurudeen Amadu’s side had their noses in front very early in the game after Zubeiru Ibrahim calmly slotted in his effort by the fourth minute of the game following an error by the Asante Kotoko defense.

The youngster made it 2-0 twenty(20) minutes later when he latched on to a pass from Mawuli Wayo and sent his last ditch effort beyond goalkeeper Razak Abalora to silence the vociferous home crowed.

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Asante Kotoko were awarded a penalty 10 minutes to the half time interval but referee Julian Nunu rescinded the decision after he consulted fourth referee Daniel Laryea.

The referee initially adjudged that a King Faisal defender had handled the ball but replays suggested it was rather against his body.

2-0 is how the scoreline stayed, handing King Faisal a deserved advantage going into the locker-room at half time.

After the break, Kotoko quickly pulled one back through Cameroonian striker George Mfegue Rodrigues.

The 23-year-old benefited from a goal line melee and brought the Porcupine Warriaors back into the game.

The Reds had a number of chances to level matters but could not take any of them, allowing King Faisal to grow in the game in the second period.

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With a little over twenty(20) to end the encounter, Zuberu conpleted his hat-trick with a well-taken goal against the run of play by the 68th minute.

Cameroonian Mfegue, subsequently pulled another goal back to restore home among the Porcupine folks but they could not find anymore goal as the game went to its conclusion with King Faisal walking home with maximum points.

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