Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been on the radar for various reason including but not limited to their recent cancellation of a CAF champions league fixture against Fc Nouadhibou of Mauritania and also a rift with the Ghana Football Association over the change of their CAF league match to the Aliu Mahama Stadium in the North Region, Tamale.
Kotoko had not won a premier league match since the return of football and coach Maxwell Konadu promised positivity from his team in the upcoming fixture. With a full house for the coach except injured goalkeeper Felix Annan, Kotoko had not excuse than to enter the GPL Week-5 fixture with a winning mentality and to produce results.
Representing Ghana in the CAF champions league, Kumasi Asante Kotoko had no option than to stamp their authority in the league so all will feel their presence.
Kotoko after vigorous training clashed with Legon Cities Fc at the Accra Sports Stadium and it was promised to be fireworks.
Both teams started with caution but did not take long for the porcupine warriors to go in front. Osman Ibrahim who scored for the porcupine warriors in their CAF tie opened the scoring in the 11’. The defensive line of Kotoko which included Christopher Nettey, Patrick Asmah, Abdul Ganiyu and Habib Mohammed made it very difficult for the ‘Branding Grand-masters’ to penetrate.
All the efforts of Legon Cities Fc to equalize proved futile as the defensive line of Kotoko remained resilient and focused. Kotoko remained wasteful in front of goal as the squandered many golden opportunities. On the night, Legon Cities goalie Fatau Dauda received all the accolades for his saved that kept his side a goal down.
At the end of proceedings, the porcupine warriors scooped all three points and after 3 games played have climbed to the 5th position on the GPL table.
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