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Ghana defender Harrison Afful grabs double for Esperance; dedicates to wife and baby girl

Published on: 31 August 2014
Harrison Afful

Ghana defender Harrison Afful has hit top form before Ghana's double 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after scoring a brace for Esperance in their 3-1 win at Bizertin in the Tunisian Ligue 1 on Sunday.

The versatile player scored the pair of goals in four minutes to put the game beyond the host team.

Harisson Afful mobbed by his teammates.

Bizertin took the lead on 28 minutes through Zoubeir Darraji but Esperance bounced back with the leveller through Iheb M'barki.

Afful then found the back of the net in the 70th and 74th minutes respectively.

“ I am very excited because things have been rough for the club. The two goals I will like to dedicate to my wife and our newly born baby girl,” Afful told

The 2014 FIFA World Cup star will arrive in Ghana on Tuesday to join the Black Stars for Saturday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda in Kumasi.



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  • Dr Who says:
    September 01, 2014 05:04 am
    Afful needs an agent who can connect him to a club in europe.He is a talented player who can easily fit the french or italian league.He is the unsung hero of the Black stars team.I think he has paid his dues to Esperance and has to move on
  • selfmade says:
    August 31, 2014 11:23 pm
    What's this guy doing in Tunisia?? Anyway I know that, it wldnt be long when he becomes the captain of Ghana!! What a modern day full back!! He was undisputable the revelation in Brazil!! One of Ghana's and Africa's best performers in the WC! His crosses was spot on with pinpoint accuracy, his defensive duties and recovery was simply top notch and he made Mario goetze looked very average, taking him on one on one and sometimes leaving him for dead! He was simply Ghana's best defender in Brazil and he confidently and fabulously shut off the critics for good!! The fans and commentators were simply astonished by the pace, skills and defending abilities of afful that, some even wondered why he is still playing in africa!! Again, the mere fact that, he has been able to adapt and play well in magreb region of Africa, can help him to play anywhere in the world and am just hoping that, he move abroad very soon to showcase his talent whichcas model after dunga, amankwah and Roberto Carlos!!!
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    September 01, 2014 07:08 am
    Ive been an ardent critic of Afful buh he's proven me wrong @ the WC I dont know what he's still in Tunisia though what happened to the OM offer? Who's his agent btw? He needs to move to Europe asap in other to prove his worth @ the highest level.