It was all smiles on the faces of the Kumasi Asante Kotokofaithful at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday as they defeated Liberty Professionals 2-1 to return to winning ways and also lift themselves from the bottom of the league ladder.
Sensational Latif Blessing scored a 2nd minute goal for Liberty Professionals, before Kotoko responded with two first half goals from Ahmed Adams and Dauda Mohammed and a goal in the 2nd half from Amos Frimpong to help them earn their 2nd victory of the season.
Liberty Professional, who had vowed to deepen the wounds of the hosts, hit the ground running when they broke the deadlock of the game through Latif Blessing in the 2nd minute. The youngster, who had promised to score against Kotoko, but won’t celebrate, walked the talk when he increased his premier league tally for the season to 5 as one of the leading top-scorers in the ongoing season.
Kotoko threw everything infront by engaging Liberty Professionals with high pressing game. In the course of creating several decent chances, Ahmed Adams came from defence to strike the equalizer for his side in the 22nd, before Dauda Mohammed opened his goal account for the season by putting the Porcupine Warriors into the lead in the 32 minute to throw their fans into wild jubilation.
The Porcupine Warriors continued their dominance in the 2nd half by dictating the pace of the, but Liberty Professionals also from time to time came into the game.
Daniel Koddie made the work easier for Kotoko when the referee sent him off the game for a foul on Amos Frimpong.
Asante Kotoko made a penalty call in the late minutes of the 2nd half, but the referee ignored and just after that the skipper of the Porcupine Warriors, Amos Frimpong put the icing on the cake with the 3rd goal to propel his side to a 3-1 victory.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the life patron and owner of Kotoko would be very delighted with the results: He had to visit the training grounds of Kotoko at Adako Jachie on Tuesday, following their last weekend defeat to Aduana Stars that pushed the team to bottom of the league table and influenced management to tell head coach David Duncan to step-aside.
Otumfuo urged the playing body to beat Liberty Professionals, as a condition to get a new team bus.
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