Legon Cities coach Bashir Hayford has admitted King Faisal took him by surprise after his side were held 1-1 by the Kumasi-based club in the Ghana Premier League on Monday.
In the match played at the Accra Sports Stadium, King Faisal led through Wadudu Yakubu, who scored in the 77th minute.
But, the Legonites were saved from defeat by Cephas Doku. The forward found the net with a fantastic effort to salvage a point for Hayford.
Reacting to the draw, Hayford told the media: “They (King Faisal) came in strongly and aggressively. And we didn’t want to go in that way because of the small size of our squad. All those who are playing are the players we have.
“They came very well prepared for the game, so we were forced to play long balls. I have watched them twice and their performance today surprise me. If they played like this against the other teams I will be surprised how they are still lying at the current position,” he added.
Legon Cities are 15th on the league table with 15 points after 14 games.