Sydney debutant Danning lives dream

Sydney youngster Kofi Danning began his first team career in the best possible way by scoring the winner against Wellington Phoenix at the Sydney Football Stadium yesterday.

Sydney youngster Kofi Danning began his first team career in the best possible way by scoring the winner against Wellington Phoenix at the Sydney Football Stadium yesterday.

The 17-year old scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute, marking his debut with the dream result.

"I saw my opportunity and just took it and it's the best thing to ever happen to me," said the Ghanaian-born forward.

"I've been practising my shooting and it paid off. It was a good feeling.

"I've always worked hard on it and to do it here at home is very, very good.

"I thought I would get one chance at the end of the year but 'Kossie' (coach John Kosmina) always spoke to me and said the harder you work the more opportunities you'll get to play.

"I finally got my chance and I just worked hard when I did get my chance and this happened to me so I'm very grateful."

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