Head Coach for Accra Great Olympics Daniel Annor Walker has labelled Abdul Manaf Mudasiru as his super-sub in the Ghana Premier League (GPL) after his stellar performance against Inter Allies in the matchday 26 fixture.
The 25-year-old striker made a cameo appearance off the bench after he was brought on to replace Joshua Kwame Rhule in the second half of the game.
The Dade Boys needed a win to boost their hopes of finishing the season on high or fight for the Premier League trophy with rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko all in pole position to win the title.
Inter Allies on the other hand had a lot of work to do on the field in their pursuit to escape relegation but failed to break the defence of Coach Annor Walker’s side, losing by just a goal.
Speaking at the post-match conference, Annor Walker praised the young striker saying “Seriously in the first round, Manaf played all the games and he was not able to find his goal-scoring form as a striker but for me as a Coach, he was working for others and assisting as well for the other attackers such Michael Yeboah and Maxwell Abbey Quaye to score.”
“But the spectators and management of the club all possess a different opinion about the striker.
In the second round of the league campaign, I have decided to start him from the bench so I get the chance to read the game properly with the quality he possesses.”
“We had some few conversations with regards to his playing time and I advised and started working on him on the tactical aspect of the game. In the last few matches, it has worked and it is evident on the field of play.” Walker concluded
Abdul Manaf has now scored three goals in his last five games for the two-time Premier League champions. He netted his first goal of the season in their 3-2 win against West African Football Academy (WAFA), following suit with his second against Aduana Stars and the last coming against Inter Allies at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Great Olympics now lie 4th on the league log with 43points.