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In-form Ghana striker Majeed Waris hits stunning brace in Valenciennes home draw

Published on: 22 February 2014
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris

Black Stars striker Abdul Majeed Waris scored all two goals for Valenciennes when they drew 2-2 with Sochaux in the French Ligue 1 on Saturday night. 

The Spartak Moscow loanee who is carrying the relegation-threatened side on his shoulders elected himself to brilliantly finish from the spot in the 51st minute before restoring his side's lead 4 minutes from time but Sochaux equalised just the end.

Valenciennes failed to find the back of the net in the first-half despite creating avalanche of scoring chances and it too the Ghana international to create and score the first goal of the game at the Stade du Hainaut.

The swift attacker won a penalty and clinically converted to put Valenciennes ahead in the game but the visitors equalised three minutes later.

As the tie wore on and nearing its end, the gilded goal-machine claimed his second of the night, expertly volleying past the keeper to restore his side's lead but sat back for Sochaux to level the scoring to keep them still in the drop-zone.

Waris has taken his season's tally in the Ligue 1 to four goals in 7 league games.



  • Barackat says:
    February 22, 2014 09:50 pm
    ohhh they equalized ,GHsoccernet ,the most authentic news source
  • lion-fire says:
    February 22, 2014 09:54 pm
    Too bad for Jordan Ayew. He showed glimpses of what he may become. But Warris is ahead of him
  • Barackat says:
    February 22, 2014 09:44 pm
    we beg you GHsoccernet they won the match please,it ended 2-1
  • millennium says:
    February 23, 2014 11:11 am
    @21guns, i didnt mean to rubbish our player's amazing effort. I dont know why u think so but again that's your opinion. I only ask how he will measure up when it comes to the real deal. That is to say the task at the world stage is higher and more competitive. The reason why Ghanaians praise today and today we are condemning is because we set low stanadrds. We are easily satisfied and pleased. Our test level of excellence is too small, our scale of measuring performance is too low and the result is when given a higher task we fail. Let's subject our players to higher level of measurement so we can get the best of them. Did u see how warris performed in Cairo? I love the chap, u love the chap but let give him a reason for him to let us love him more. He should work harder and get ready for these no-nnonsense German and Portuguese defenders the boatengs and the pepes
  • Africanus says:
    February 23, 2014 04:03 pm
    It is so obvious from your post that you hate Jordan. This is football, it should not be so personal. I agree that he is not going to Brazil, but to insult him is ungentlemanly. From my personal observation, I think Jordan is more suited for attacking midfield position. He has ball handling skill, but he just has to learn to release the ball quickly enough.
  • ohenenana says:
    February 23, 2014 04:12 pm
    If he keeps this up and does the same at the worldcup he well get a good transfer this summer
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 23, 2014 04:36 pm
    hahahahah, first time checking in today. mille, i apologize for the insult. the late posts have proved that you're not just trolling... u however cannot say that my pony are not valid. we don't have the best defense, so it only makes sense to have an attack minded game plan. after all, don't they say that the best offense is a good defense? we need goals. KPB and Waris play different positions. u told everyone praising Waris to shut up, and in return i called u a he-goat. tit for tat i suppose. but again i apologize..... lets move on.
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    February 24, 2014 03:32 am
    @Africanus, Nope I don't hate the young man, maybe I was hash with my words as no human being is useless before the eyes of God, but the young man just does too much and in return it kills the game when he dribbles too much and then losses the ball.
  • askantwi says:
    February 22, 2014 09:34 pm
    Great job Wariss. Very impressive, and keep it up. Hard work together with humility always breeds success.
  • kobina bonso says:
    February 22, 2014 09:23 pm
    Boy is flying higher all the time
  • keith from germany says:
    February 23, 2014 10:36 am
    Sorry for saying that but we ghanaians are null coma null tolerant when it comes to opinions and other point of views. I have been following proceedings at n im highly impressed with their high level of debates n arguing maturity. Eventhough we are all in love with GSN,that kind of high debating level cannot be said of on this website. Its about time we all have to grow n try to accept opinions of others becuz in life this is always pro and contra.
  • keith from germany says:
    February 23, 2014 10:23 am
    Bro spellBOUND with all due respect just allow millenium to express his view. We ghanaians he to be tolerant when it comes to opinions. To insult somebody just becuz he has a diffrent oponion is out of the line.
  • 21guns says:
    February 23, 2014 09:28 am
    @mille you have a good idea but @spellbound attacked you because you rubbish waris amazing. Efforts
  • francis mensah says:
    February 23, 2014 09:34 am
    ooh ghanaians we shd pray for them all to,warris,tommorrow maybe jordan or any other prrson
  • Blakroze GH says:
    February 23, 2014 05:55 am
    Do you guys rememba wen we were in primary and the teacher was pointing round askin questions and everyone seem to just answa dem effortlessly, den not wanting to be undone u also raise your hand at the nxt question without thinking only to realize when called that u hav absolutely no idea whatsoever, so u say anything that comes to head(which is 90% shit)......yeah, "heat of the moment" that's what made@ millennium, write the sh*t he jus gave us......
  • millennium says:
    February 23, 2014 06:42 am
    @ spellbound or whatever u call yourself, be warned. You can't treat people like u are uncouth. Have manners and behave like u were born by human beings. What's the insult in somebody expressing his opinion? Opinions are like noses, u have ur own, I have my own. Why insult me because of my opinion? I think we should start every game with our experienced players first and when every body is tired or when our opponents are tired in the later stage of the game we bring in our young players. This is mine opinion, can't u say yours without resulting to insult. What kind of forum is this? Is there a virtue in being rude? Ahaa !!!! Asem ben nie!!!!
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    February 23, 2014 04:26 am
    lol good one, please ask him are the defenders for others countries going to the World cup not the same people playing in the clubs?
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    February 23, 2014 05:51 am
    That Waris kid is a great player. Ruthless finisher. That second goal, na world class finish. Jordan Ayew is a useless selfish player. Always wanting to dribble 3 players instead of passing to open team mates. 2 counter attacks that sochaux should have scored if it was not for his selfish dribbling. Ghana need to leave him for the world cup, can't take a player that loses balls like as big team might capitalize and punish Ghana if this clown is playing.
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 23, 2014 02:27 am
    mille, u HE-GOAT! have u been watching football lately? Waris has impressed every single time he's been given a chance by AA. granted the best defenders will be in brazil , but do u not know that speed and determination kills? qualities that Waris has an abundance of. we all like KPB, but please do not confuse a STRIKER with a MIDFIELDER! we need them both. u say the best defenders will converge? can u say the same for our dear black stars team? NO. we will make up for that with a potent goal scoring offense. i typically reserve my insults for our 9ja brothers, but u deserve this one.
  • kaybee says:
    February 23, 2014 02:16 am
    Let's not overburden Waris. When the world cup reaches he should do his best. But if will take a team of 23 players to perform well. Let us not be over confident. A team that has won no trophy in Africa in 30 years goes to world cup an knocks off Germany and Portugal. It's still a tall order, can be done. But let's pray for the best and work hard as a team not individuals
  • johnny says:
    February 23, 2014 02:18 am
    Of course Waris will measure up, and excel! Where have you been? KPB playing behind the Gyan-Waris' dynamic duo will be very potent and must be maintained.
  • millennium says:
    February 23, 2014 01:47 am
    Every shut up. It is world cup we are going to. Where the best defenders will converge. How will this boy measure up? What experience does he bring on board? We need only two strikers on the field: the first choice are asamoah gyan and kpb
  • amy says:
    February 23, 2014 12:55 am
    Reality check for Jordan! Waris was dropped for the 2013 AFCON but did not "retire". And good knew he deserved to be there! But let forget the past and focus on the present. And the present is that Ghana strike force is Gyan, Waris, KPB, and Boakey-Yiandom or Assifuah
  • E Boateng says:
    February 23, 2014 01:06 am
    For Liverpool nxt s'son
  • jah liveth says:
    February 23, 2014 01:43 am
    Thumbs up Waris you my favorite!! Waris performance with valenciennes validates the point many of us have been making about our stars going to Russia and Ukraine just because they think they deserve more money. Does anyone know if Wakaso and Rabiu are still playing football? I'm just curious here. Be strategic guys!! If you want to make more money keep playing where you are getting the playing time, keep playing in the national team, and you will get better and juicier contracts from better clubs.that's how you increase your earning. If your real age is not on your side then this piece is not meant for you.
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 22, 2014 10:56 pm
    true say. with gyans' strength and waris' speed, defenders will be left holding their heads in their palms........ AA, please keep KPB in midfield. we need goals, not beautiful soccer....though that does not hurt either. lol
  • Africanus says:
    February 22, 2014 11:11 pm
    It ended 2-2
  • Africanus says:
    February 22, 2014 11:16 pm
    Warris could have made it 3 goals today, he hit a stunning right angle shot which was punched over the cross bar by the keeper.... The world will surely take notice of him this summer.
  • Nana says:
    February 22, 2014 10:46 pm
    That's my boy, keep it up, like Suarez
  • 21guns says:
    February 22, 2014 10:56 pm
    Waris is a top striker,he make use of his chances,and the good thing about him is creates chances
  • Jaja says:
    February 22, 2014 10:44 pm
    If we play with two strikers, Waris should definitely play alongside Gyan.
  • anokwale says:
    February 22, 2014 10:39 pm
    Front line is definitely Waris and Gyan. KPB has to stay in the midfield.
  • keith from germany says:
    February 22, 2014 10:43 pm
    Great show waris.what a striker. We all kno that his move from BK Häcken to Spartak Moscow for 2.5 million euro was a bad move but we have never doubted his qualities. His performance will valenciennes wont go unnoticed. Hope waris learn from his mistake by signing for Spartak Moscow. This kid right here will surprise many at the Mundial in brazil come june. Waris more grease to your elbows
  • boahen says:
    February 22, 2014 10:31 pm
    gud show