The CAF champions league fixture against Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Al Hilal generated so much hype following the assertion that the porcupine warriors were ready to claim glory over their Sudanese counterparts.
Kick off was at 1500hrs at the Accra Sports Stadium and gave audience to no supporters due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Asante Kotoko the Ghana reps in the CAF champions league had just won over Dreams Fc in the Ghana premier league and entered game with much confidence but could not actually let that take effect on the pitch.
It became a father and child affair as Al Hilal controlled the pace of the game, possession and even looked as though were in a training session.
The porcupine warriors looked lost in concentration as the game went on, they game away possession of the ball very easily and could not make good the home advantage in their opening.
Their bizarre performance displayed by the porcupine warriors lasted them the first 45’ but Al Hilal turned on the heat in the second half.
In the 77’ Vinny Bongonga opened the scoring for the day as the home side had no answers to the pace and performance of Al Hilal, with 90’ of play, Asante Kotoko produced nothing of importance in front of goal and have an organized Al Hilal team to face in their return fixture.
The disappointment on the faces of Kotoko supporters told it all as they prepare for their next Ghana premier league match on Friday.