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Secret of Daniel Lomotey’s finishing explained

WAFA striker Daniel Lomotey began the new year with the best strike rate of any player in the Premier League, just ahead of Diawasie Taylor and Hans Kwofie. Include his earlier Premier League goals this season – he netted two away to King Faisal – and the record is even better.

The Sogakope based club managed to beat Medeama SC 5-4 in their all-important fixture at the Red Bull Arena in the ongoing Ghana Premier League.

Lomotey bagged four goals in the match to become the first player to score more than three goals in a single game this season in the Ghana Premier League after week seven.

Following his historic feat, the WAFA forward has burst out with joy, sending warning signs to defenders with what he has under his sleeves.

“I’m very glad today. Scoring four goals in a single game in the Ghana Premier League is a wonderful achievement.

Lomotey is showing no signs of slowing down, although in his case that is hardly the point. “My main strength has never been my pace,” he admits. As long as he can find enough space to get a body part to the ball ahead of his marker, he will keep scoring his goals.

‘The motivation is from my coach. As he said earlier on, he has been on me for weeks now. He’s been harsh on me and due to his motivation and he’s been there for me all the time and this actually gave me the motivation to score four goals” he said.

“But my coach always encourages me to score and guides me with techniques and strategies that could see me scoring and that motivated me to fire the goals in today’s game,” Lomotey added.

“I am not going to tell you everything because it will be easy to read me,” he says. But it is not all about instinct, it is a skill that he has learned. Being in the right place at the right time is an easy line, but it all comes down to hard work.

“As a striker, if you want to get free from the defender, you have to make a first run and then after that another run. You feint to go to the far post but end up going to the first post. It is all about that movement to get free from your defender to receive the ball.

The Academy boys’ dominance in the first department of the match handed them four goals which left the visitors frustrated before the break.

Medeama SC were beaming confidence coming into the fixture but their poor output resulted them conceding lot of goals at the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope.

The win has put WAFA in third place and just a point behind leaders Bechem United.

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