Waris Scores In French League Debut

WarrisAbdul Majeed Waris feels delighted with his goal on his French Ligue 1 debut and has promised to rake in more to save Valenciennes from the red zone.

The 22-year-old who moved from Spartak Moscow to the Valenciennes last week, crowned his debut for Les Athéniens with a 54th minute strike at the Stade du Hainaut to help them down visiting Bastia 3-2.

Before grabbing his debut goal of the Ligue 1, the Black Stars goal-maker had set up Mathieu Dossevi for their second in the 35th minute.

“I feel extremely glad that I scored what eventually became the match winner for my side. My job is to score goal and I’m very happy I did it yesterday. I know if I work hard enough, there will be more to come,” he revealed.

*Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his first goal of the year in Schalke’s 3-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in a friendly played at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi last Saturday.

Boateng leveled the scoring to make it 2-2 on 56 minutes after Joselu had given their Bundesliga rivals the lead ten minutes earlier.

The Ghanaian, who has been under special treatment to correct a troublesome knee injury, is stepping up his recovery for the second half of the season and UEFA Champions League.

Frankfurt opened the scoring in the 18th minute through Jan Rosenthal but Jefferson Farfan equalized on the 45th minute mark.

Farfan grabbed the match winner on 65th minute to give the Royal Blues another win in the Middle East.

*Jordan Ayew played his first match for Sochaux in their 2-0 defeat at Olympique Lyon in the French Ligue 1 on Saturday night.

The Ghana international was making his full debut after being named in the starting line-up by coach Herve Renard.

Ayew and his teammates struggled and were downed by goals from Clement Grenier and Yoann Gourcuff at the Stade Gerland.

The 22-year-old was replaced by Pieree-Alain Frau on 78 minutes; three minutes after Sochaux conceded the second goal.

Ayew, on loan from Marseille for the rest of the season, was making his eighth start of the campaign.


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