NUNGUA Warriors Danbort FC suffered a surprise-shock 0-1 loss to King Solomon in their Division One Middle League tie played at the Robert Mensah Stadium yesterday.
The solitary goal of the tension-packed afternoon was registered about seven minutes from the final whistle, sending Danbort crashing to their first defeat in countless games.
The two teams had sold a breathtaking game to the Cape Coast crowd but just as all thought the afternoon was heading for a draw, the Danbort backline stood stock-still and allowed a harmless free-kick to zoom into the net.
Some players of the defeated side told the Times Sports yesterday that they thought the referee had signaled for an indirect freekick “hence we decided not to react when the King Solomon player shot straight at goal.”
The Nungua Warriors had beaten King Solomon in the Division One league proper, but yesterday was a different ball game.
The harrowing loss means that Danbort must win all two remaining games in the qualifying Zone 3 to have any realistic chance of qualifying for the premiership at their debut attempt.
In the other game of the zone, giant-killers Amidaus FC had to fight from a goal deficit to draw 1-1 with Instanbul at the Gyandu Park.