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EBENEZER ASSIFUAH, ‘THE SHOWBOY’ FOR LE HARVE IN A FRENCH LEAGUE CUP ELIMINATOR AGAINST BREST.

Story by: Oti-Asirifi Mensah
Two master class assists and a last penalty goal from exciting Ebenezer Assifuah helped French League Two side Le Harve skip past Brest in a French League Cup duel. Ebenezer Assifuah cast himself as Le Havre’s League Cup anchor man on an afternoon when his two assists rendered Brest’s own challenge redundant at Stade Océane. The quicksilver attacker used his mobility to ward off challenges from heavier looking Brest defenders, easing past them with his intermittent razor runs.
The contest was just twenty minutes old when Ebenezer Assifuah set up Alimani Gory to register the opener for the League Two side. It was a magnificent solo from the left when the ball cannoned back off a Brest defender into his path on the edge of the penalty area. Assifuah picked the ball, skipped past his marker before spotting Gory, a youth exponent from Le Havre C, who finished off with a first touch, setting the stadium agog.
In the 35th minute, another superb through-ball from the former Sion attacker saw a swift reaction from fellow compatriot and Congolese Bevic Moussiti-Oko struck a second for Le Harve with clinical precision to delight those in blue, and shatter those in red. An individual goal by Alimani Gory put the home side three up until Brest combed back to push the game into penalty-shootouts with three second half goals.
After five clean converts and a subsequent miss by Brest, the Ghanaian prodigy scored to dump Brest out of the French League Cup.

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