Kotoko reclaim top spot in league, Hearts drop after Dwarfs defeat

Published on: 09 November 2011

Kotoko returned to the top of the Ghana league table thanks their hard-fought 1-0 win over Mighty Jets in Kumasi on Wednesday. 

Nafui Iddrisu came off the bench to rescue all three points for the Porcupines who needed the 90th minute strike to edge past the stubborn Accra side.

Iddrisu, who has enjoyed virtually no playing time this season, scored to help Kotoko maintain their 100% home record.

Kotoko’s move to the top of the league was aided by Hearts’ first defeat of the season they were beaten by ten-man Dwarfs in Wednesday’s game.

Kotoko displayed their dominance in midfield with Michael Akuffo, Michael Mensah and Daniel Nii Adjei pulling the strings but Ahmed Toure’s speculative shot from 25 yards failed to find the target.

Jets threatened on several occasions but midfielder Muntari Tamimu’s low drive from inside of the box did not create any problems for Soulama Abdulai, the Burkinabe goalkeeper.

The brightest chances of the first half fell to Jets star Jacob Kwaw. The 20-year-old was played through but he surprisingly arrowed his drive wide.

Jets left Kotoko off the hook on 35 minutes. Inusah Musah chipped in a free kick the edge of the Kotoko box but Muntari headed wide.

Ahmed Toure's penalty appeal was controversially ignored by the referee after the Ivorian striker was pulled inside the box which turned out to be a tough game until late when Iddrisu crashed home the winner.

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Other results

Aduana Stars 1 - 1 Heart of Lions Liberty 5 - 0 Bechem United Edubiase FC 2 - 1 Wassaman United Dwarfs 1 - 0 Hearts of Oak Kotoko 1 - 0 Mighty Jets Wa All Stars 1 - 0 Arsenals Berekum Chelsea 1 - 0 Tema Youth

Medeama 3-0 Ashgold

 

Source: MTNFootball.com

Comments

  • Unknown
    says: 8 years ago
    Wow, that is probably the most ridiculous team photo I've seen to date. Totally off-topic, but I had to get it of my chest..
  • castigate
    says: 8 years ago
    yes nw dat owner is bak they hav pak up faaaaaaaaaaaaabulous 4lyf and phobia 100yrs stil juju juju juju.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 8 years ago
    No shaking,the league table will surely change come Nov 20th.We'll bounce back strongly,still phooobia!!
  • opoku-ahwenie
    says: 8 years ago
    phobia will surely bounce back on sunday
  • Andrews
    says: 8 years ago
    Fabulous is the best team in Ghana and hearts should beware that this year's league tittle is for us. Amen!!
  • Barnabas
    says: 8 years ago
    i said it that kotoko need to field nafiu.i still maintain kotoko is still far from championship form .in fact they are very ordinary and i wonder if our coach is of a class
  • Denizz
    says: 8 years ago
    How come there are 12 players in the team photo?
  • Mustapha, Paris
    says: 8 years ago
    My only question is why is Hearts of Oak either given penalty or a player from the opposite side is always expelled?
  • jay nana
    says: 8 years ago
    this is the fa cup final and isaac amoako was the team captain but was not selected in the first team so he was jux joining his collegues for a memory pix which turned out to be a night mare arh still havnt gotten ova dat
  • R Abbey
    says: 8 years ago
    You are a fool!Can't you see the reserve keeper joined them for the sake of the picture.
  • freshnaro
    says: 8 years ago
    Kotoko still have a lot more work to do. They've struggled in more than 50% of matches played. Matches against tema youth, bechem united, brekum arsenals & mighty jets were conspicuously uninspiring. Back up coach max konadu otherwise, dis league cant be ours.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 8 years ago
    Perhaps you haven't seen Hearts Of Oak play so far this season,wait until you see us play then you'll understand why we're either given a PK or the opposition player is sent off.
  • carbonite
    says: 8 years ago
    any win is a win. Thats all that matters
  • kojay
    says: 8 years ago
    no shaking. the phobia's will bounce back to proof to the world that, they are that landlords of ghana soccer
  • henry
    says: 8 years ago
    Nafui Iddirus,has made proud me for vindicating some of us who were calling for his including in the team.Surely Toure,Asamoah,Nti Boakye and Mensah will be happy.Now our striking department will more fire.Congrats to the team,for making us happy.fabulous the best,fabulous the greatest,faaabulous emo ayie deaw yie.
  • Miezah
    says: 8 years ago
    Because Ghana football is a joke!
  • dj
    says: 8 years ago
    berekum arsenal needs to change their jersey, they should be original small like medeama, mighty jets, aduana, lions etc all this teams are at their level and are able to dorn their own colours why cant berekum arsenal
  • quophai
    says: 8 years ago
    cos there are 2 goalkeepers.
  • quophai
    says: 8 years ago
    that's a good observation but u should not be surprised. All teams play it tough when they meet Kotoko. I watched Berekum Arsenals against Hearts at the Robert Mensah Stadium and they were ordinary. But against Kotoko they played like wounded Lions. Check out the number of former Kotoko players who are currently with different team? they are always trying to prove a point. I however think our coach should work on set-pieces.
  • Quameni Amani Tagol
    says: 8 years ago
    Hearts of Oak y have u disgrace urself during ur 100 years but u got more work to do wae.
  • Quameni Amani Tagol
    says: 8 years ago
    Odeneho nananom.ur team stil need a work to do especiali the 4 n 5
  • kpogas
    says: 8 years ago
    Oh hearts, u determine 2 both win dwarf nd kotoko match but u flopped the junior(dwarf), how can u win the hell (fabu)? Aren't u ashame 2 cbrate ur anniversary with sadnes? Kotoko the best, fabu no size! Yes man!