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2014 World Cup: Striker David Accam powers Helsingborg to victory with glamorous strike

Published on: 13 April 2014
David Accam scored an incredible strike for Helsingborg

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana attacker David Accam struck an elegant match-winner to help Helsingborg IF to a crucial 3-2 home victory over BK Hacken in the Swedish top-flight on Sunday evening.

The 23-year-old rattled the net in sensational style in the 78th minute to give the Reds a 3-2 lead at the Olympia.

Hacken, who had former Ghana U17 captain Nasiru Mohammed on their bench end the first-half with a 2-1 victory but Helsingborg returned from the break to peck the scoring with Smarason scoring in the 55th minute.

The Reds hassled and jostled for the lead and it eventually arrived - Accam stealing a ball from the right flank and bombing into space, escaping a couple of legs before rifling a powerful drive into the top right corner of the net.

Helsingborg went into the game without victory and Accam's strike was crucial as they registered a vital win and move to 9th place with a game in hand.

Personally it proved a good moment for the former Right to Dream Academy graduate who has been in terrific scoring form since the start of the Swedish season, scoring 5 goals in the Swedish FA Cup.

Accam's compatriot Ema Boateng missed the game with a back problem.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • kwabena says:
    April 13, 2014 09:16 pm
    I still have a feeling that this guy if made part of the BS team can be a revelation and provide a striking option for Gyan and Warris. Where I come from if an opportunity is given to a candidate and that candidate happens to do well it opens the opportunity for people who belong to where that successful candidate comes from. Waris is doing so well with the BS and he and Accam are both from the same academy. Does this ring a bell?
  • joolipanto says:
    April 13, 2014 09:29 pm
    This player is better than Jordan and he must get a call in the black star squad and jordan must not be called
  • Viper says:
    April 13, 2014 11:43 pm
    This guy deserves a place in the squad,too many central midfielder,a good dribbler,is fast ,can pass and score..
  • access says:
    April 14, 2014 12:45 am
    The sqad to meet Holland..4-4-2 ------------------------Kwarasey------------------- Jonathan------Boye---------Vorsah -------Nana Asare Afriyih Aquah---Kp.Boateng----Ayew-----Kojo Asamoah ------------Waris----------------Gyan--------------