Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
LEADERS Kumasi Asante Kotoko, playing with 10 men for 73 minutes, exhibited abundant stamina to hold a determined King Faisal to a goaless drawn game in a pulsating derby at the Baba Yara Stadium yesterday.
Defensive talent Harrison Afful, who had the penchant for joining the attack with his brilliant runs down the flanks, was sent off by referee Charles Dowuona after 17 minutes for hitting Enock Andoh in an off-the-ball incident, but the Porcupine Warriors played superbly, and but for some few lapses, could have carried the day.
Watched by a good mid-week crowd, the match started on a tight note but it was Faisal who forced two corner kicks within three minutes.
Striker Eric Bekoe, attempting to break his two-match goal drought, combined effectively with the huge-framed Kwabena Yaro, but the leading scorer always found it difficult to find a way past Awudu Nafiu and Daniel Addo in the defence of Faisal.