Match Report: Maamobi 4-1 Fadama – Shamzu Alhassan inspires Maamobi as Ernest Gyan hits brace to victory in bronze medal game

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Maamobi emerged winners in the third-place playoff game at the Madina AstroTurf on Saturday afternoon.

It was a game ultimately dominated by Maamobi with star-man Shamzu Alhassan stealing the shine.

It was Maamobi who made an early intent by snatching the opening goal inside the 12th minute.

Offensive midfielder Anas Abdul Jalil eluded the Fadama defender as he headed the ball home from an unmarked zone.

Emmanuel Asare struck the leveller for Fadama with 10 minutes to go for the break.

The goal was invented by the craftiness and vision of the lanky midfielder whose defensive-splitting passes carved the Maamobi defence widely open.

In the build-up to the game, the 21-year-old took four defenders on inside the Fadama half, lacing well with a teammate to receive the returning pass.

He then intelligently tucked the ball past the Maamobi keeper.

Maamobi restored their lead moments after the break. Former Legon Cities midfielder Shamzu Alhassan initiated the move as he set up Ernest Gyan to finish off. Gyan’s finish was as calm and silky.

With Shamzu’s creativity and vision available to Maamobi, opportunities were never going to be in short supply.

The midfielder set up Gyan for the second as he volleyed home his second goal of the game.

Despite ensuring his side takes a commanding lead, Shamzu wasn’t done yet as he set up Puis Tetteh for the fourth.