Kotoko winger Augustine Okrah dedicates victory against Hearts to late father

Published on: 28 January 2020

Asante Kotoko winger Augustine Okrah has dedicated his side's win against Hearts of Oak to his late dad. 

The former Al Hilal winger created the first goal in the big win against arch rivals Hearts, and in an emotional post dedicated the goal to the late Opanin Jacob Asempa Asa.

"I dedicate this victory to my late father who would've loved to see me in action today against Hearts of Oak. May his soul respect in peace," he posted after the game.

Justice Blay scored the go-ahead goal in the 11th minute with a blistering header on an Augustine Okrah free-kick which flew past goalkeeper Richard Atta.

The equalizer came after 64 minutes through a free header from Joseph Esso after an initial attempt at come off the side post.

A late penalty converted by Guinean import Naby Keita earned Asante Kotoko the derby spoils in a 2-1 win.

"Despite the hard times I've been through recently, I'm happy to have assisted a goal as we whipped them small in Accra," Okrah in an earlier post said. 

"Now, please come and support me as I bid my father farewell on Saturday at Anyarikyirem because you're all that I've got," he added. 

 

 

 

 

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