Okrah elated with brace in Hilal away victory

The Ghanaian returned from an injury to win the day for his side in the top-flight

Ghanaian midfielder Augustine Okrah was on the scoresheet when Al Hilal defeated Hay Al Arab 2-1 on Tuesday in the Sudanese Premier League.

The former Ghana Premier League goal king and best player has been struggling with a shoulder injury which he picked up against AS Port Louis in the Caf Champions League last month.

He opened the scoring with a tap in on 13th minute, after Arab's goalkeeper saved his initial effort and made it 2-0 for Hilal with a wonderful free-kick by the 38th minute before the hosts pulled one back in the second-half.

"I have been struggling with injuries and it was devastating," Okrah told Goal.

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"Judging from how I arrived here, expectations have been high and without scoring goals, people have started raising concerns. I understand them but with the two goals, I'm hoping things will turn around.

"I have to be happy because it has been almost two months without a goal. With consistent performances, the supporters will be happy with me. There are several matches to be played especially in the the Caf Champions League group stages so I need to double my efforts," he added.

Hilal sit top of the log with 28 points, six points ahead of fierce rivals Al Merriekh.