Classy Asante Kotoko thump AshantiGold

Published on: 16 October 2011

Asante Kotoko thrashed rivals AshantiGold 3-0 in a highly entertaining duel at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday night. 

Midfielder Michael Akuffo expertly converted a spot-kick on the 31st minute before Nathaniel Asamoah clinically finished off an Ahmed Toure pass from close range.

Youngster Michael Anaba then sealed the victory for the 'Porcupine Warriors' on the stroke of full time.

Kotoko needed the maximum points to revive their campaign.

Referee John Attikese awarded a penalty to Asante Kotoko on the half-hour mark after Ashanti Gold defender Michael Boakye hacked down midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei inside the box.

Midfielder Akuffo stepped up to expertly convert the kick and Kotoko were 1-0 up.

AshGold tried to forge a comeback but the stumbled again five minutes later as Ivorian striker Ahmed Toure run into space before setting up Nathaniel Asamoah to coolly finish off to make it 2-0.

The opportunities were scanty for AshGold but their strikers wasted the few opportunities chances that came their way.

Nathaniel Asamoah got close to hitting a brace on the 73rd minute after shimming two defenders in the AshGold goal area but his shot was blocked.

Zdravko Lugarosic altered his side by making two substitutions but they failed to make an impact as Kotoko continued to push for the third.

Kotoko then turned defence into attack in the 89th minute to score the third goal through Michael Anaba.

The goal finally killed off any hope of AshGold staging a comeback.

Comments

  • Barnabas
    says: 8 years ago
    great job but the team need to work seriously on their passes and their defence.Ahmed Toure need to put More urgency into his game .
  • Richard
    says: 8 years ago
    Good work done. Fabu the best
  • quezi
    says: 8 years ago
    Well down guys.
  • quezi
    says: 8 years ago
    Well done guys.
  • pAUL
    says: 8 years ago
    This is just the beginning. Kotoko will surely take the League Cup this year.
  • alex
    says: 8 years ago
    I THANK GOD THAT KOTOKO WERE ABLE TO KILLED THEIR RIVALS ASHGOLD. I THINK FROM TODAY ASHGOLD WILL RESPECT THEIR SENIERS THE GREAT KUMASI ASANTE KOTOKO KUM APEM A APEM B3BA. FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABU THE BEST.
  • emma
    says: 8 years ago
    too early to conclude dat de team is well,,,cos ashgold opposition today was not up to de standard required,,,its not a fluke dat they drew with dwarfs in obuasi,,,more room for improvement
  • nana boadu
    says: 8 years ago
    again! KOTOKO fans have started oh.Don't think you've won 3 - 0 so it is well with ur team.More work to be done.
  • Nick
    says: 8 years ago
    I'm so happy Michael Anaba scored. Gh watch out for that guy.
  • O.J
    says: 8 years ago
    Why criticize fanz who are very anxious about their team... Let them celebrate when it'z due... As a matter of fact the guyz played well especially with the long passes which definately caused the damage 2 Ash gold...if Ash Gold performance was below average, it was due 2 the play of Kotoko so pls haterz u better watch out cos there is a lot lot more coming 4m these young stars which they are yet 2 unleash esp. Anaba n the left back...Bravo Kotoko... A ravishing team with ravishing jersey.
  • redd
    says: 8 years ago
    Just something i noticed.This season Kotoko is wearing Puma,Ashgold is wearing Nike,Mighty Jets/Tema Youth wearing Lotto,Wa All stars wearing Adidas......Hearts of Oak,wearing whaaaaat???Can anyone help me.Its a shame.
  • sasibey
    says: 8 years ago
    hearts of oak wearing saabu outfit for their 100yrs celebration.
  • poisnousmouth
    says: 8 years ago
    Hearts of Oak is wearing a TREE designer.lol
  • O.J
    says: 8 years ago
    Tree designer? Hahahaha. It shall be well. Phobulous!!!
  • afram
    says: 8 years ago
    yes about this jersey problem.last week i saw sammy adjei of hearts of oak wearin his blac stars jersey.cant hearts management just get him a proper jersey.n they are celebrating 100 yrs
  • Kwame
    says: 8 years ago
    I was at the stadium yesternight, and what a way for me to celebrate my birthday, Steven oduro promised me they will make my day and truelly they did. Guys am so gratefull keep the performance up and the sky will be our limit. Fabu the graetest.
  • Safo Joseph
    says: 8 years ago
    Continue the good work! No complacency!
  • ekow assan
    says: 8 years ago
    good work done.go windy professional boys this is just the beginning,Micheal anaba and great work to all the team and the technical men.
  • stryke
    says: 8 years ago
    beautiful game. lets acknowledge maxwel konadu as well, he has done a good job.
  • Kofi Kay
    says: 8 years ago
    Asante Kotoko oseeei yeei!!! yeee!! yee!! i was thrilled yesternight Biggups to you all the players and substitutes. you shown the whole world that you are indeed real champions and nothing will hold you back. ASANTE KOTOKO BIGUPS TO YOU ALL!!!KEEP IT UP.
  • yawa
    says: 8 years ago
    Good score line and agood job well done especially Maxwell konadu.but can anyone please tell me what is going on with the kotoko website.? We just played game against Ash gold and there is nothing, not even aword about the game on the site. We are above this so please management do something agentily about it.