It was a day to remember for fans of Kumasi Asante Kotoko as they ran riot against national U23 side, the Black Meteors.
Kotoko who is preparing for her CAF Confederations Cup match against Kariobangi Sharks faced off with Ghana’s U23 side who are also preparing for the qualifier against Togo at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
At the end of the game, it was Asante Kotoko who won the bragging rights as they hammered the national team by 3 goals to 0.
Both teams started the game very slowly as there was no goal scoring opportunity for both sides within the first 10 minutes.
But Kotoko put their legs on the pedal immediately they found their feet in the game, pressing the Meteors until they rewarded with a goal on the stroke of halftime.
Captain Amos Frimpong latched onto a corner by pacy winger, Maxwell Baako to put the ‘Kum Apem A Apem Beba’ boys in the lead.
The Faboulous boys found their feet well in the second half after Coach C.K Akunnor introduced Omar Bashir, Emmanuel Gyamfi and Sogne Yacouba who brought more balance to the team.
Kotoko found the back of the net again after a long period of knocking as Jordan Opoku finished off a wonderful team play with the assist from Emmanuel Gyamfi.
The Porcupine Warriors got their third goal through an Amos Frimpong penalty after the ball hit the hand of a Meteors defender.
Coach C.K Akunnor said after the game that “there was a need for us to stop them from operating in the middle and there was a big hole in the middle and the first half we were struggling so there was a need to do that change (Omar Bashiru coming for Jordan Opoku).”
Kumasi Asante Kotoko will leave Ghana on Wednesday to travel to Kenya ahead of their first league game against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday.
Story by: John Acquaful/universnewsroom.com