Eric Johana produces man-of-the-match display as UTA Arad brush aside Hermannstadt

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STARS ABROAD Eric Johana produces man-of-the-match display as UTA Arad brush aside Hermannstadt

Mark Kinyanjui 14:00 - 03.12.2023

Omondi produced a man-of-the-match display to help UTA Arad beat Hermannstadt 2-0 on Saturday night.

Harambee Stars attacking midfielder Eric Johana Omondi produced a man-of-the-match performance as Romanian side UTA Arad brushed aside Hermannstadt on Saturday evening.

Omondi, who came on as a substitute at the beginning of the second half, played like a man possessed, oozing creativity and inspiring his teammates to victory.

The former Mathare United midfielder provided assists for both goals, to cap off an excellent display. He made four successful dribbles, passed the ball with 85 percent pass accuracy, created three big chances, gave four key passes and made two successful accurate long balls.

In the first half, both teams missed huge opportunities. FC Hermannstadt had a chance to take the lead through  Daniel Paraschiv, and UTA also had another chance of their own through Rareș Pop, who hit the crossbar.

There was a flurry of opportunities produced in the second half . Kevin Luckassen missed on several occasions, but made up for it in the 80th minute when he opened the scoring after being set up well by Omondi.

 Three minutes later, Claudiu Micovschi increased the advantage for the Aradenians to give them a 2-0 victory over their rivals.

It is an important victory for Mircea Rednic's team, which climbed to 9th place in the SuperLiga. FC Hermannstadt remains in 6th place on 25 points.

Before this match, UTA occupied 13th place in the ranking and had  accumulated 19 points from 17 matches. 

Omondi has made five appearances for the Romanian side, all of them coming as a substitute.

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