Inspirational Alhassan Wakaso Steers Lorient Into French Cup Quarters

Alhassan Wakaso continues his fine run in French football with another masterclass display in a thrilling cup tie for Lorient. The former Rio Aves central midfielder starred prominently for the Ligue I side in the last 16 ties away to Chateroux in a 2-3 away win after extra time.

The Ghanaian import was handed his second straight starting berth after his full debut at home to Dijon and he repaid the confidence with energetic performance in turn. The Black Stars reject, cast a shadow of modern day midfielder with his unique organisation of the players around him.

A thrilling 90 minute between the two teams failed to produce the winner in a 2-2 score line before Brazilian forward, Cafu x eared and converted a spot kick deep into extra time to seal a quarter final spot for Lorient.

Alhassan Wakaso made way Arnold Mvuemba to conserve his energy for the weekend’s league action. Compatriot, Majeed Waris, was handed a rest after his recent goal scoring spree since returning from the Black Stars.

The pair missed out on the Black Stars final 23 man squad for Gabon.


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