Karela United FC continue to breath down on the necks of leaders Accra Hearts of Oak after winning 2-0 against WAFA at the Cosby Awuah Memorial Park in the NC Special Competition on Sunday.
Diawisie Taylor struck two first-half goals to hand Johnson Smith’s side a deserving win to increase their tally to 21 points and stay in second place.
Isaac Kwain, Solomon Sarfo Taylor, Emmanuel Osei Baffuour and Diawisie Taylor all started for the hosts while WAFA’s French gaffer Patrick Liewig also assembled the best of his side as he chased his first away points in the competition. Since his appointment the 68-year-old has now lost all his three away games, losing to Dwarfs, Hearts of Oak and now Karela and conceded 7 goals in the process.
Karela started the game on a great fashion as they boldly took the game to their opponents. The tie only had to travel into the 20th minute before the hosts grabbed the lead.
An awesome sequence of play which involved Sarfo Taylor and Osei Baffuour set up Diawisie who nicked the ball home for the opener on the 20th minute mark.
The 19-year-old, at that point climbed to become joint top scorer in the competition with Abdul Safiu Fatawu of Kotoko, on 7 goals appease.
But, he wasn’t done yet as he added the second through a clinical effort five minutes before the break to bring some comfort around their lead.
WAFA’s recess talks help as they managed to prevent any further goals in the second half but failed to score a consolation goal.
Justice Amate was introduced on the 77th minute mark but he failed to turn the fortunes of the bad travellers.
Sarfo Taylor and Darlington Gyanfosu were substituted in the second-half.
Following their win against WAFA SC at the Cosby Awuah Memorial Park, Karela are incredibly unbeaten on their home ground, a run which started in the First Division since 7th February 2016, P-92 -W85 – D7.
The win sets the tone for a delirious clash with leaders Accra Hearts of Oak who have not lost a match in the competition since losing 1-0 to the matchday 11 opponents at the same venue.
Hearts staged a comeback to win 2-1 over Ebusua Dwarfs at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium thanks to goals from Christopher Bonney and Abdul Manaf Umar Gumar Jnr.
Karela United XI: Isaac Hagan, Ampem Da Costa (c), Godfred Yeboah, Patrick Yeboah, Isaac Kwain, Emmanuel Mintah, Emmanuel Keyeke, Solomon Sarfo Taylor, Charles Diawisie Taylor⚽⚽, Emmanuel Osei Baffuour, Darlington Gyanfosu.