Ghana midfielder Godfred Donsah was forced to become a goalkeeper for Belgian top-flight side Cercle Brugge when an extremely unfortunate incident struck the side in their league match against Racing Genk on Saturday night, Ghanasoccernet.com can reveal.
Despite being an outfield player with no official goalkeeping experience, Donsah has been receiving widespread praise for excelling in his accidental role and not conceding a goal for the time he spent in the posts during the match.
It is not often that an outfield player is in goal, but during Cercle Brugge - KRC Genk game German coach Bernd Storck had no other choice which forced Donsah to show his hidden talents.
The German had already used all his substitutes and then saw goalkeeper Guillaume Hubert struggling with injury. Hubert was subsequently taken to the hospital with a bloody face.
And when goalkeeper Hubert fell suffered an injury in the second half, Donsah bravely stepped forward to put on the gloves after some of his team-mates declined interest in keeping the post.
"I was never a goalkeeper, only occasionally after training at Bologna. But if necessary, I take my responsibility. The trainer called three players and I said I would do it," Donsah said.
""You have to be ready for every task you get", the midfielder explained.
Three positions on a match!
Donsah became the goalkeeper when his side was losing 1-2 and that was also the final score. During his goalkeeping duties he had to shoot into action by firmly grabbed a tricky cross.