By James K. Attaglo Wilson|

Asante Kotoko versatile midfield mechanic – Justice Blay was named man of the match in last Sunday’s Super 2 Clash between the Porcupine Warriors and Hearts of Oak on Sunday, January 26 and have sampled pictures from the game to buttress why the midfielder indeed deserved the gong without any shred of doubt.

The stalwart midfielder [Justice Blay] since joining Asante Kotoko from Medeama Sporting Club has become the pivot around which the Porcupine Warriors team revolves.

In fact, no team can beat Asante Kotoko without first neutralizing the threatening movements of the hardworking middie.

Justice Blay was a towering figure in the midfield battle in last Sunday’s game as he pushed Hearts of Oak’s workaholic Emmanuel Nettey to commit few unforced errors in the middle which created advancing room for the Porcupine Warriors to ‘steal from’.

His ability to join the defence to combat the threats from his opposing teams is awesome to say the least and it came in handy in last Sunday’s game especially, when Hearts of oak pushed more men forward in search of goals.

He shielded the Kotoko back four with aplomp in demanding situations and his ability to joining the attack anytime the Porcupine Warriors regain possession is simply plausible.

Beyond having almost all the attributes of a good midfielder, the former Medeama SC player has gone step further to adding one of the key components deserving of a modern day midfield player. That is, the desire to have the ball under his feet.

In football, everyone, and especially midfielders, should always ask for the ball and be in position to support their teammates.

That’s probably the key aspect, knowing how to offer support and get open so you can be an outlet to your teammate who is under pressure. This means moving off the ball and breaking free from the person who is marking you.

Below are pictures from last Sunday’s game that proves Justice Blay was indeed everybody’s man of the match:

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