Kumasi Asante Kotoko defied all odds to beat bragging Kano Pillars at the Baba Yara sports stadium in Kumasi by 2 goals to nil.
The Wo kum apim aa, apim beba lads got off with a fantastic start with a goal 5 mins into the game from Kelvin Andoh. They outplayed and dictated the game through the first 45 minutes. A second goal at the hour mark was ruled offside in the second half.
By virtue of this win, Kotoko has qualified for the last stage of the CAF champions league preliminary round on 4-3 goal aggregate. The coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Kjetil Zachariassen is making things happen for Kotoko.
In the first leg, the Porcupine Warriors lost by 3-2 in faraway Nigeria but secured the needed victory and goals at home.
The bragging coach of Kano Pillar may be wondering what hit him and his lads at the Baba Yara sports stadium in Kumasi.
Head coach for Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Musa has emphasized that his team will attack Kumasi Asante Kotoko when they lock horns at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for the return leg of the first qualifying round of the CAF Champions League on Sunday but hti swas never the case on the day.
The fabulous lads did it when it mattered most. If not for the flagging of Richard Arthur offside after he had planted the ball into the net, Kotoko would have won by 4 goals on the day.
In the 81′ Richard Arthur completes Kotoko’s swift counter-attack with a connection through the legs of the Kano Pillars goalkeeper, but the goal would not count as the referee, for the second time during the game, it was ruled to be offside.
Emmanuel Gyamfi sent the Asante Kotoko fans into a frenzy 11 minutes from time with a delightful goal just after he lunched on to a stunning chested pass from Naby Keita. At this point, Kono Pillers knew they were in big trouble and had no pillars to support need draw to push the game further any longer.
VIDEO OF SECOND BEAUTIFUL GOAL
VIDEO: Kotoko 2:0 Kano Pillars
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The African Club of the 20th Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko want to prove a point by entering the money zone of the CAF champions league. The team is two games away from achieving that feat without a league season in Ghana.
To ensure they achieve the feat, the team has brought in some quality players who are ready to do the job for Kotoko.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko were the better side and got two important goals on the day. They will face Etoile de Sahel in the final game before they can land in the money zone.
Source: Wisdom Eli Kojo Hammond