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2018 Confederation Cup Match Report: Asante Kotoko 1-0 CARA Brazzaville- Yakubu Mohammed's late penalty wins 'farcical' opener

Published on: 11 February 2018
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Asante Kotoko needed a late penalty to beat Congolese side CARA Brazzaville 1-0 on Sunday at home in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round qualifier. 

Substitute Yakubu Mohammed managed to nail it in injury time after three previous spot kicks were squandered.

The visitors had a glorious opportunity to take the lead when they were awarded a penalty but goalkeeper Chansel Massa-who had saved twospot-kicks- missed from 18 yards as his opposite number Felix Annan saved.

Referee  Issa SY from Senegal remains the star man for awarding five penalties in a match.

His first call was in the sixth minute but striker Saddick Adams had his effort Massa.

Captain Amos Frimpong followed next with a miss after Kwame Boahene had been brought down before the hour mark.

After 70 minutes, the referee awarded another spot kick to Kotoko but Baba Mahama missed.

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