Ghana's No. 1

Majeed Waris voted Man of the Match in Strasbourg's win over Toulouse

Published on: 06 February 2020

Ghana forward Majeed Waris was voted by fans of Strasbourg as Man of the Match in their 1-0 win against Toulous on Wednesday night in the Ligue 1. 

The striker took just a minute and 54 seconds to net the winner after he was brought on this the final quarter of the game.

Waris pulled 31% of votes beating Alexander Djiku (26.9%), Stefan Mitrovic (18.3%), Andrien Thomasson and Dimitri Lienard.

The 28-year old joined Strasbourg on a six-month loan deal from Portuguese giants FC Porto in the just ended winter transfer window.

The Ghana international was handed his debut against Monaco two days after signing before enjoying 30 minutes of action against Marseille over the weekend.

Waris was brought on in the 73rd minute in their midweek encounter against Toulouse on matchday 23 of the French top-flight league.

The striker repaid the faith shown in him by coach Thierry Laurey as he smashed home the winner two minutes later.

Waris struck the ball from close range after he was laid on the ball by Adrien Thomasson but his celebration was truncated as the referee signaled to check the legality of the goal before consulting the the Video Assistance Review (VAR).

Referee Karim Abed signaled that the goal stands after the VAR review.

The win sent Strasbourg to 9th on the table with 33 points in 23 matches.

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