Duncan in a post-match interview with Super Sport’s Yaw Ampofo Ankrah
Asante Kotoko head trainer, David Duncan has rued his side’s league opener loss to WAFA on Saturday.
He however admitted in good faith that they lost to a well composed team.
Expectations among the Porcupine family ahead of the Sogakope clash hit the skies after Kotoko had demonstrated fine form and impressive results in their pre-season campaign.
Yet, they succumbed 0-2 to the youthful WAFA side in a very pacy game on the Astro turf, in spite of the Red Army’s familiarization rehearsal on the Tema synthetic pitch a week earlier.
He revealed in a post-game interview that their host deserved all the three points, acknowledging that his charges made life difficult for themselves.
Duncan summed up the entire 90minutes thus: “No excuses today because WAFA deserved the win but we made life difficult for ourselves, squandering too many chances in the second half.”
“This league is a marathon race not a sprint. It’s a long way to travel and after losing the first game, there are 29 more matches to show what we can do.”
WAFA coach John Kila on the other hand said “We were always confident of a result because first games are 50-50. I told my boys not to reduce their running and pressure and it worked but it wasn’t easy.”
Kotoko, with no point on the log will next welcome defending champions Ashgold to the Baba Yara Stadium in their second league fixture.
From Kofi Owusu Aduonum, Sogakope