Nsungusi Jnr Effiong finally scored his first goal for the Club in a competitive game as Inter Allies registered a 1-1 stalemate with WAFA SC.
The match day 2 fixture of the NC Competition was played at the WAFA Stadium in Sogakope on Wednesday, where another youth graduate got the chance to impress the head coach.
Kingsford Opoku Frimpong scored early after recess but Effiong Nsungusi Jnr leveled things up just few minutes after Allies going down.
It was a busy day but a brilliant one for Clement Aryee who had several timely runs and saves to keep Allies in the game.
Young Defender Abdallah Warris also excelled on his debut after his promotion to the first team.
Coach Rashid Iddi handed another youth graduate Abdallah Warris a starting role on his debut for the club making it 7 starts for the youth graduates.
He replaced Roland Addi in defense, Desmond Abuga also started ahead of Ivan Kpeglo in the middle. Samuel Armah changed Alex Aso.
Effiong Nsungusi Jnr also replaced Dan Amanfo, Ali Abdul Rahman and Bernard Quarcoo made the bench squad for the first time this season.
A start of intent and instant attacks revealed the hosts’ aim of setting off on a good note from the blast of the referee’s whistle.
Michel Otou helped the Capelli Boys to hold fire throughout the tough early embers of the match helping his side to create some decent chances.
Effiong and Hamzah were pure threats to the home side, both attackers could have scored with the little chances they got.
Allies proved a tough side and held WAFA at half time, even though the Academy Boys had asked questions getting to the latter part of the half.
Their pressure paid off, ten minutes after recess Opoku Frimpong Kingsford slotted home the opener for WAFA SC with a fine low-shot finish.
Their joy didn’t last long, Paul Abanga got off with a run on the flanks, he dummied his marker and set Effiong Nsungusi Jnr, who bagged his first Allies goal.
Just five minutes after going down, Allies were leveled and grew in confidence.
Abdul Nassiru Hamzah beat two markers with his lightening pace but his final was fantastically dealt with by the goalkeeper with some fifteen minutes to go.
Both sides were tight at the back but there was room for one more twist. Alex Aso was quick to tap in from close range after Patrick Amarh had his shot parried but the assistan referee’s flag was up for offside.
It ended 1-1. Allies will face Liberty Professionals in Dansoman to complete our back-to-back away games on Sunday.
Allies XI: Aryee, Fuseini, Abanga, Warris, Otutey, Abuga, Amarh, Otou, Armah, Hamzah & Effiong.
Subs: Saed, Ali, Okyere, Aso, Kpeglo, Quarcoo & Addi.