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Allen Njie opens Grasshopper account in pre-season friendly

Allen Njie has opened his Grasshopper Zurich goal scoring account,the 19-year-old got his first goal in the hoppers colors,and also assisted but it end in a lost as Vfl Bochum ran riot as 3-2 winner in an entertaining club friendly.

The Liberian midfielder was impressive for his club in the preseason friendly with German Second -tier side Vfl Bochum, but unfortunately fell on the losing side as Grasshopper bow 3-2 to the host in its last friendly match as a build up to the opening of the new Switz Challenge League Season.

New Signing Khalifa, who just made a return to Grasshopper break the deadlock in the opening two-minutes from a Njie assist , but the lead didnot last long as the host equalized three-minute laters from a Danny Blum goal in the fifth -minute and the were no goal or real threats from either sides as the firsthalf ended 1-1 stalemate.

In the restart, Serbian forward Pantovic Milos ,give the home side the lead for the first time in the Second period when he score in the 48th minute,but the hopper wasn’t deter playing conductive football , but it was Njie who revise their hope with brilliant equalizer in the 57th minute of the match.

The 19-year-old scored in the 57th minute to put the tie on level, but Lorenz Simon had things taking different trend when he slotted home the last gasp winner for his side in the 84- minute of the match.

” obviously it’s nice for he to score his first goal said Manager ULI forte , “he has been impressive in recent matches and deserve a goal in he , but unfortunately the team lost , he told Liberian Sports international.
It happens to be Njie’s first hoppers goal since joining from Liscr’s FC in February.

Grasshopper Zürich open their 2019/2020 Switzerland Challenge League campaign against Lausanne Ouchy on July 20. and the Liberian midfielder is hoping to make a perfect start to the Season as he continue to breakthrough European football.

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