THE woes of Kumasi King Faisal deepened yesterday when Liberty Professionals stung them 2-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium to keep them languishing at the bottom of the Glo Premier League.
The defeat was a baptism of fire for Faisal’s new Croatian coach, Zdravko Logurasic, who kept shouting out instructions but to no avail.
The once-strong Kumasi-based side looked very ordinary, and even after taking the lead allowed the moderate Liberty to fetch the winner on the stroke of full time.
Faisal were in the driving seat from kick-off but their Ivorian striker, Jean Francois Boli, received the first booking by referee Daniel Offei under a minute for a foul on keeper Patrick Antwi.
Ebo Andoh, whose form has dipped in the season, attempted to conjure a bit of his previous magic but it was always a failure as David Kabu put the brakes on him.
But a brief period of attacking game saw the home side going ahead on the 31st minute when a rebound off the bar from a Boli effort hit a Liberty player and rolled into the net. Surprisingly that was all Faisal could offer, as Liberty took over and pushed for the equaliser, which arrived after 64 minutes through the industrious Latif Salifu.
The winner came via a penalty after Faisal’s substitute veteran midfielder Hamza Mohammed handled the ball in the last minute of added time.
Christopher Nkansah made no mistake, swerving keeper Samuel Okyere to the other way.