Blue Birds thrash NSA in friendly

The Blue Birds celebrating the victory over NSA

The Blue Birds celebrating the victory over NSA

The Blue Birds of the New Times Corporation (NTC) handed the National Sports Authority (NSA) a 4-1 thrashing in a friendly soccer game played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
Claude Nyarko Adams put the Blue Birds ahead with an exquisite finish early in the first half before Felix Baah, Prince Biney and Patrick Lamptey registered their names on the score sheet with Ebenezer Yeboah fetching the consolation for the Sports Authority.
Confident of exploiting their home advantage, the resplendently dressed NSA chaps started on an electrifying note but were given a rude awakening when the Blue Birds ceased the midfield as Claude, John Vigah, Abraham Amissah and Lesley Amuyaw dictated the pace.
The first move of notice started from the Blue Birds half where Vigah intercepted a lob from right full back, Alex Quaye and centered for Claude who controlled brilliantly before planting at the blind side of the NSA goalie, Saddick Adams.
With their backs against the wall, Patrick Johnson, Kojo Kwarteng, Michael Donkor and Ignatius Elletey lifted their game but it was the Blue Birds’ forward that shone, firing in two goals to end the first half.
Guided on the lines by Winfred Chartey Annan, Head Coach of the Black Wonders, the NSA staff started the second half the stronger side, putting pressure on the Blue Birds defense where Andrew ‘Kevin De Bryne’ Nortey had replaced Alex Quaye and Vigah and Amissah had also been replaced.
The NSA managed to reduce the tally on the 50th minute when Ebenezer Yeboah fired home a rebound of Blue Birds’ goalkeeper, Robert Awuni.
That gingered the sports administrators but that was the last chance they were able to score as they found a tall hurdle in Awuni the goalie for the Times men.
Things got worse for the Blue Birds when injury struck Lesley Amuyaw and Andrew Nortey who were replaced but the Blue Birds got their game on the groove again and scored a fourth to nail the NSA down.
Mr Ignatius Elletey said the defeat was a difficult one to take and would soon call for a rematch.


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