MATCH REPORT: Kotoko 3-2 Ashanti Gold - Songne Yacouba bags BRACE as Kotoko beat Ashgold in five-goal thriller Featured
09 Sep

MATCH REPORT: Kotoko 3-2 Ashanti Gold - Songne Yacouba bags BRACE as Kotoko beat Ashgold in five-goal thriller

Kumasi Asante Kotoko continued their unbeaten run in their mid-season break friendlies when Wahab Adams struck a 73rd-minute winner against Ashanti Gold to seal their home victory.
 
Goals from Saddick Adams and Eric Donkor were not enough as a brace from Songne Yacouba and Wahab Adams' late header propelled the Kumasi-based club to a 3-2 win over Ashanti Gold SC.
 
The Porcupine Warriors lads recorded a 3-2 home victory over Obuasi Ashanti Gold SC in the first league tie of the Golden Clash at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
 
The Miners lads started the match on a good note as Eric Donkor and Saddick Adams tried their luck on several occasions.
 
Defender Eric Donkor nearly broke the deadlock but his powerful drive on the 20th minute went wide. 
 
Ashanti Gold continued dominating the game with brilliant passes as Appiah McCarthy, Joseph Gordon and Amos Addai dazzle the Kotoko defenders.
 
On the 33rd minute Referee Richmond Antwi awarded a penalty kick to the Obuasi-based club after Amos Addai was fouled in the 18-yard by Agyemang Badu.
 
Former Ghana youth star Saddick Adams neatly struck the ball firmly into the back of the net on the 35th minute to hand Ashanti Gold the lead.
 
Coach Paa Kwesi Cabin's charges gained possession in the last fifteen minutes of the match as they restored the parity before recess.
 
Burkina Faso international Songne Yacouba levelled the score for Kotoko with a stunning free-kick on the stroke of halftime.
 
Back from the break, Ashanti Gold continued piling pressure on the home side as they restored the lead after five minutes.
 
Eric Donkor registered his name on the score sheet with a cool finish on the 50th minute of the game.
 
The Porcupine Warriors lads started tormenting the Ashanti Gold back line to net another goal before the hour mark.
 
Songne Yacouba grabbed his second goal of the day with a powerful header from Obed Owusu's descent cross on the 57th minute of the game.
 
Asante Kotoko frustrated the visitors defenders with brilliant passes and dangerous crosses which earned them the match-winner.
 
Burly center-back Wahab Adams snatched the match-winner for the Porcupine Warriors on the 75th minute of the match.
 
In-form Songne Yacouba could have netted a hat-trick but his late strike was saved by the woodwork.
 
The return league of the Golden Clash between Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold SC will be played at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium next week.
 
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