Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Sunyani

KUMASI Asante Kotoko scored a lone-goal victory over B/A United in a friendly match at the Sunyani Coronation Park last Sunday.
Kotoko who used the match to prepare for the resumption of the Onetouch Premier League fielded two teams, one playing in each half of the game.
It was a fitting exercise for the Porcupine Warriors who are determined to maintain their leadership position on the league table.
United, who are also preparing for the Division One league, played brilliantly and matched the more experienced Kotoko boot for boot until midway in the second half when the towering Kwabena Yaro got the only goal of the match after tearing away on the right to fire past keeper Quansah of United.
In the first half Kotoko fielded players like Emmanuel Osei Kufuor, Eric Bekoe, Dan Acquah and Francis Akwafo.
Bekoe was held in check by United skipper, Dan Oppong, in central defence but on the few occasions that the striker broke off it was dangerous for the home side.
United CEO, Charles Ntim, aka Micky Charles, was happy with the performance of his team.
He told this reporter that “we played better at certain stages of the game and I think we are on the path of getting back to the glorious days”.
But the experience of Kotoko held sway on the day, and the goal was a matter of course when another set of players, which included Nana Arhin Duah, Kwabena Dodzie and Yaro, among others entered the game.

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