Toure’s late goal powers Kotoko to victory

Sports News of Monday, 29 June 2015


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Bechem United’s woes at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi continued on Sunday as Ahmed Toure’s late penalty gave Asante Kototo a 2-1 victory on match day 20 of the First Capital Plus Premier League.

Dauda Mohammed shot Kotoko into the lead in the 30 minute, before former Kotoko player, Aminu Mahammed leveled for Bechem United with 21 minutes into the second half.

The Brong Ahafo side after the goal dominated play, but failed to take the lead.

Coach David Duncan made some changes in his team following Abeiku Ainooson’s injury that forced him out of the game by bringing on Stephen Oduro to augment his midfield and also Amos Frimpong the skipper for Kotoko moved from the left back to replace Ainooson at the centre back position, while Eric Donkor was pushed from the left wing to the left back.

With 4 minutes to the end of the 90 minutes, the centre referee awarded a penalty in Kotoko’s favour when a Kotoko striker was fouled in the 18-yard box by the away team’s goalkeeper.

Kotoko’s leading top scorer in the league Ahmed Toure confidently converted from the resultant penalty to restore their lead and took his goal tally to 10.

This defeat is Bechem United’s 4th in the hands of Kotoko in 4 games at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium: Both the home and away games between them in the 2011/12 season which Kotoko won were played on this same venue, in addition to last season’s loss.