MATCH SUMMARY: VISION HELD TO 1-1 DRAW AT HOME.
22 April, 2019
Head Coach Sulley Adamu’s side were held to a 1-1 stalemate by rivals Okyeman Planners at home.
The Amrahia-based side faced struggling Planners in a match day 6 encounter of the ongoing GFA NC Special Competition on Sunday. Vision was the first to cause a major threat in the opening minutes of the game after youngster Salim Yussif Giabo raced towards the goal before trying to find Nafiu who was lurking around the 6-yard box but got his effort palm away by the goalkeeper.
The visitors won a few fouls in dangerous areas afterwards, but failed to make any meaningful impact as Skipper Ameded-led defense were apt in their anticipation and reacted quickly to that effect. Moments later, Adamu’s lads came close to getting the opener through Nafiu. Madugu Gariba played Mensah through with a defence-splitting pass but the latter’s effort was punched away by the keeper before falling on the feet of Nafiu whose shot missed the post by inches.
Vision were forced to make a change in personnel after defender Eric Otu came on for Abdul-Aziz Nurudeen who couldn’t shake off his injury picked up minutes earlier.
Few chances were created by both sides before referee Ato Forson blew his whistle to end the first half. Okyeman Planners were the first to test the water just after recess, but it took John Amoah’s goalkeeping experience to save the day. The visitors hit us on the counter but Amoah was good enough to save the day. Left-back Kwadwo Boateng came on for Kwbena Wilsson in the 54th minute to add some new energy to the side. Many chances came our way but were unlucky to bury them.
The golden opportunity fell in our hands after Hamidu tried to find Ernest Boateng with a cross from outside the box but the forward’s header hit the hand of a visitor’s defender which led to a penalty in the in the 80th minute.
Boateng sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot to get his name on the scoresheet.
Planners didn’t take long to respond as they drew level with just some few minutes remaining, thanks to a defensive blunder.
Vision dropped points again the third time this campaign after the two-nil defeat to Kotoku and the goalless draw against Nania FC respectively.
The Eewo boys will make a trip to the Amanfrom Park to face Accra Youngwise in the final game of the first round of the NC Special Competition on Wednesday