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We found pace and vivacity in Asante - Patrice Carteron

Published on: 05 August 2013
We found pace and vivacity in Asante - Patrice Carteron
Solomon Asante is hugged by Patrice Carteron after scoring their opening goal at the Kamalondo City

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

TP Mazembe manager Patrice Carteron has paid glowing tribute to the high-spirited performance put on display by Ghana wing-man Solomon Asante in the Ravens 3-0 victory over FUS Rabat in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Black Stars winger engineered Mazembe's victory scoring the opener at the Stade du TP Mazembe and performing architectural duties at the Kamalondo City.

Asante, tagged the 'le diablo' for his sadistic way of carrying out his duties on flanks, led the four-time Champions League title winners into the game, scoring their first goal in the 6th minute before setting up two others for Mbwana Samata and Cheïbane Traoré.

The 22-year-old's performance is still earning raving reviews across the African continent with FUS Rabat coach Jamal Sellami admitting the Black Stars winger was too hot for his defenders to handle.

Mazembe coach Patrice Carteron is the latest to shower praise on the former Berekum Chelsea playmaker saying the youngster was the livewire of the Mazembe team and was entirely responsible for their success.

"He has great aim and  his determination is sky high. He eventually took over gradually in the second-half. This shows that he really has a high quality mentality," the former Mali coach said after the game.

He is drawing more and more praise from pundits of the game and has put himself strongly in contention to pick a continental award at the end of the season.

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