Asante Kotoko emerged 1-0 victorious over King Faisal babe in Sunday’s Kumasi derby in the Ghana Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
sensational Ibrahim Imoro’s 4th-minute free-kick decided the highly anticipated contest, sending us 10 points clear at the top of the league table and well on course to win our first league title since 2014.
After beating us in the first leg and eliminating us from the FA cup, all the pressure was on us to rewrite the narrative and indeed our boys were up for it
We started well from the first minute and King Faisal’s defense failed to deal with a long ball from Sheriff Mohammed, Fabio Gama, picked the loose ball, and when he was about to hit a goal, Joseph Gordon brought the Brazilian down at the edge of the box
The referee had no option but to whistle for a foul, Imoro who has been instrumental for us this season got behind the ball and expertly hit over the wall to give us the deserving lead.
The goal did good for us, we controlled the game better and created few chances but we couldn’t get the second goal
The second half saw us increase the tempo of the game more, this time we came close on several occasions but for whatever reasons we couldn’t add another goal
The important part of the match is that we limited the side who have put 4 goals past us in our previous two games to just one half-chance signaling the job Prosper Ogum has done tactically to neutralize the attack of King Faisal
The game didn’t end without our nemesis this season, our captain of the day, Mudasiru Salifu got an injury and was replaced by Emmanuel Keyekeh in the second half.
Imoro’s stupendous strike could prove vital as it ended up being the only goal of the game.
The needed win ahead of the crunch meeting against Hearts of oak next weekend at the Babayara Sports stadium.