EPL 1st matchday starman: Minusu Buba (Gouna)

Karim Farouk, Sunday 16 Oct 2011

Gouna striker leads comeback from two goals down to snatch a precious draw at ENPPI in the opening match day of the new Egyptian Premier League season

Nigerian striker Minusu Buba

Gouna striker Minusu Buba was the most inspirational player on the opening day of the new Egyptian Premier League season after a splendid performance in his team’s thrilling 3-3 draw with ENPPI on Saturday.

The Nigerian striker broke the deadlock after connecting with Ahmed Adel’s long pass. Falling two goals behind, Gouna were given a lifeline again when the former Ittihad El-Shorta striker pressed on ENPPI’s defenders to intercept the ball and sent it directly past keeper Mohamed Abou Gabal to bring the score to 3-2.

Buba then turned from scorer to provider as he picked up a misdirected pass from ENPPI’s defender to set up Ibrahim Al-Hilali who scored the equalizer in the dying seconds of the game to claim a precious away draw in their opening game of the season.

The 27-year old Nigerian striker – who has been a constant attacking threat since arriving in Egypt six years ago – is off to a brilliant start hoping to reproduce his 2009-2010 form when he was crowned the season’s top scorer with 14 goals.

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