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Kotoko trounce Medeama to keep up title chase

By
Stephen Asante, GNA
       

Kumasi, July 9, GNA –
A rejuvenated Asante Kotoko side coasted home to an emphatic 3-1victory over
visiting Medeama S/C in a Ghana Premier League Match Day 21 fixture at the Baba
Yara Stadium, Kumasi, on Sunday.

The results would push
the two-time African champions to the third position on the league log with 35
points.

The Porcupine Warriors
finished off their opponents in the first half with two well-rehearsed goals
from set pieces to re-ignite their title chase.

Coach Steve Polack’s
charges took control of the game right from the beginning and probed for the
opener which did come on 12th minutes courtesy Evans Quao.

The tall defender,
using his height to an advantage, out-jumped his opponents as he joined the
attack, to nod home an Emmanuel Gyamfi corner-kick.

Medeama, who were
awoken from their slumber by this early goal, tread cautiously as they became
more compact at the back, with experienced goalie, Ofori Antwi, issuing out
timely instructions to his defence.

Latif Salifu would
unleash a thunderbolt of a shot in the 30th minute against the run of play, but
Kotoko’s Felix Annan was equal to the task with a timely save to prevent his
side from conceding.

Kotoko stepped up
their game as the first session inched closer, and in one of their forays
upfront, Ahmed Adams connected home a corner-kick in the 37th minute to
register the second goal.

The second half saw a
more robust play from the visitors, but the Porcupine Warriors would deflate
their ego with a third goal from Sadique Adams.

The striker scored
from a free-kick in the 55th minute, and a helpless goalie Antwi had no answer
to the well-taken kick.

Medeama’s Bismark
Oppong scored a consolation for the visitors on the stroke of full time to end
proceedings.

GNA

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