A stunning goal later in the first half from our ruthless goal scorer Etouga Mbella Franck looked to have tightened Kotoko’s grip on the title but to immense frustration at Babayara, our opponents struck back late in the game with the leveler coming in the final minute of added time.
After Bechem United and Hearts of oak played a 1-1 draw at the Nana Fosu Gyeaboa on Saturday, everything was set for us to win and stretch the gap between us and our competitors, but we were left to lick our wounds devastatingly.
The visitors started the game well and caused us some problems in the early stages of the game, however, we seized the control of the game and dominated, we created few chances before a beautiful one-two play between Mfegue and Mbella saw our number 9 smashed the ball from outside the 18-yard to back of the net to send the stadium to a resounded cheers. It was a beautiful play and a stupendous goal from the 20-year-old striker.
The game was in our hands, we dominated and created a lot of opportunities, perhaps this was our game that which we created a lot of big opportunities. The first half ended with us leading by 1-0.
We continue to push for the second goal to probably ‘kill’ off the game, we had the opportunity to do it after Mfegue Rodrigues was brought down in the penalty area, and the Referee pointed to the spot, our reliable penalty taker Mbella, stepped up but his effort was saved by Joseph Addo
Our boys continued to push and got another penalty after Mbella was brought down In the area, he took the ball, and this time his kick hit the post.
The game looked to be ending in 1-0 however Bright Adjei headed home from a corner kick to pull parity at the last minute of the game.
The match ended in a disappointing 1-1.
The team will travel to Obuasi ahead of our attempt to get the three points when we face Ashgold SC. The match is on Thursday with a 3 pm kick-off.
Asante Kotoko (4:3:3) Danlad; Appau, Mubarik, Imoro, Nettey, Sheriff, Boadu, Gama, Mfegue, Mbella, Amankona
Unused subs: Kwame Baah, Clinton Opoku, Evans Adomako, Maxwell Agyemang, Appiah Samuel, Dickson Afoakwa