Asante Kotoko beat King Faisal in Kumasi derby, City, United share spoils in Tamale

Champions Asante Kotoko defeated King Faisal 3-0 in their betPawa Premier League Matchday
four encounter at the Baba Yara Sports stadium Monday evening. The Porcupine Warriors scored in
either half as they added to the woes of their city rivals.

Steven Mukwala opened the scoring for Asante Kotoko in the 11th minute as he got on the end of a
brilliant build up to slot home from close range. Mukwala was involved in the second goal as he was
fouled in the box 17 by King Faisal goalkeeper Abdul Jabal in the 28 minute. The referee pointed
to the spot and captain Richard Boadu expertly converted to double Kotoko’s lead.

King Faisal created a few chances but the defence of Asante Kotoko was up to the task as the first half ended 2-0 in favour of the League Champions.

Asante Kotoko started the second half in an explosive fashion and got rewarded when Mukwala
assisted defender Nicholas Mensah for the third goal in the 46 minute of the encounter.
The win takes Kotoko to fifth spot while King Faisal remains at the bottom after four consecutive
Elsewhere, Tamale City FC came from behind to pick a point against city rivals Real Tamale United
in a crunch derby at the Aliu Mahama stadium. Baba Kushito shot Real Tamale United into the lead
in the 40 minute as he connected from a low cross from Hafiz Adams. The lead lasted for only four
minutes as Isaac Mensah converted from the spot to level matters.
Finally, Accra Great Olympics picked a valuable point on the road as they played a determined
game to draw 0-0 with Samartex FC at the Nsenkyire Park at Sameraboi.


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