Today in history: Kotoko massacre Sony Nguema 7-0 in Champions League


on 17th February, Kumasi Asante Kotoko whipped, Sony Ela Nguema by seven unanswered goals in the CAF Champions League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

A brace from striker Kofi Nti Boakye and a goal each from Abdul Aziz Yusif, Michael Anaba, Richard Mpong, Siedu Bancey and Joseph Ochaya earned Kotoko that famous victory.

The results was Kotoko’s biggest in any CAF Inter-club competition and also equalled the highest margin of win by a Ghanaian club in Africa; Ashgold in 1995 walloped NPA Anchors from Liberia by 8 goals to 1.

Nti Boakye opened the scoring for Kotoko, thirteen minutes into the start of the match before Yusif doubled their lead after 29 minutes.

Kotoko finished the first half 4-nil up with midfielder Anaba and Nti Boakye scoring the third and fourth goals.

Back from the break, Kotoko had to wait until the 70th minute before they scored their fifth goal through Mpong.

Substitute Bancey after a flurry of misses finally found the back of the net. Then in the 89th minute, Ochaya completed the  wallop with the 7th goal goal.

Kotoko won the return leg in Equatorial Guinea through Abdul Aziz Yusif’s lone goals to book their ticket to the 1st round of the competition.

Although Kotoko became the first Ghanaian club to draw on Algerian soil, JSM Bejaia took Kumasi by storm and drew one all with Kotoko, hence knocked them out through the away goal rule.

Kotoko will meet either JSM Bejaia of Algeria or Niger’s FC Olympic de Niamey in the next round if they advance from the return leg next month in Malabo.

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