David Duncan – “Hasaacas win could be our turning point”

Kumasi Asante Kotoko ended their barren run in this year’s Ghana Premier League beating Hasaacas 1-0 on Friday night.

And David Duncan reckons the victory over the Takoradi-based club could be the turning point of their abysmal season.

The Porcupine Warriors who until Friday night, were dancing in the relegation dog fight early in the season. The story of bitter start ended courtesy of Kwame Boateng’s second half low finish.

“It is early days yet, but most happy that we won this one (against Hasaacas). Maybe the corner has been turned and we see what happens in subsequent games,” the former Hearts of Oak boss told Super Sport after the game.

Kotoko had an impressive pre-season, raising expectations of the fans. David Duncan said they were optimistic of a good start, but injuries denied them to continue from where they left off before the season began.

“We thought that we were about to roll and over sudden we suffered this kind of setback and we had to build completely again because five days to the game we started suffering injuries and even in the opening match against WAFA, we suffered another setback with a couple of players suffering all kinds of injuries.

“We had to restart all over again and I think that took a toll on us to record such results. It was not bad results per se but judging by Kotoko’s high standards, you consider that to be poor,” he noted.

The victory earns Kotoko 5 points from 5 games and they move out from the relegation zone temporarily.

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