Asante Kotoko defeated Inter Allies at the theatre of Dreams on matchday 29
Asante Kotoko young defender Andrews Appau jumped two-and-a-half meters into the air for their Ghana Premier League match-week 29 game’s decisive goal at the Theater of Dreams in Dawu.
Asante Kotoko kept hopes of winning the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League title alive after defeating relegation-threatened side Inter Allies 3-2 in a cagey encounter on Monday afternoon.
Coach Mariano Barreto’s side calmly dominated the first half of the game with a scintillating performance which earned them two goals before the break.
Winger Alex Aso came close to open the score for Inter Allies in the early minutes of the game but his effort went inches wide from the post.
In-form Nafiu Sulemana kept tormenting the back line of Asante Kotoko as his effort on the 24th minute nearly gave Inter Allies the lead.
Asante Kotoko controlled the game with brilliant passes after the early threat from the homesters as they managed to open the floodgate before the half-hour mark.
On the 26th minute, Asante Kotoko announced their presence in Dawu after Evans Adomako’s header from a cross delivered by Patrick Asmah was connected beautifully into the back of goalkeeper Rashid Seidu’s net.
Inter Allies made the game looked balanced in the last fifteen minutes of the first department with a spirited performance displayed but it couldn’t save them from conceding after snatching the equaliser.
22-year-old winger Alex Aso snatched the leveller after making good use of a pass from Paul Abanga on the 39th minute of the game.
Asante Kotoko responded quickly through Evans Adomako to end the first half in a 2-1 lead, after tapping in a cross from his captain Emmanuel Gyamfi on the 42nd minute.
Goalkeeper Razak Abalora made a magnificent save on the stroke of halftime to deny Richmond Lamptey from levelling the score as the first half ended in a 2-1 victory in favor of Asante Kotoko.
Back from the break, Inter Allies commenced with dangerous attack on the back line of Asante Kotoko as they were in search for the equaliser.
Inter Allies came close to snatch the equaliser on the 47th and 53rd minute through Hasmin Musah and Nafiu Sulemana respectively but their efforts went furtile.
The visitors were forced to make a substitution after Evans Adomako picked up a knock which got him replaced by Solomon Sarfo Taylor on the hour-mark.
Youngster Andy Okpe restored the parity of the game with a powerful header from a corner-kick effected by Fard Ibrahim on the 63rd minute of the game.
It took less than ten minute for the Porcupine Warriors to restore the lead after Fabio Gama was fouled close to the territory of Inter Allies.
Newly-signed Asante Kotoko defender Andrews Appau handed the Kumasi-based club a 3-2 lead with a beautiful header from a free-kick effected by Brazilian midfielder Fabio Gama on the 71st minute of the game.
Allies failed to make good use of the few chances created and set-pieces awarded to them by the referees in the dying embers of the game as the fixture ended in a 3-2 victory for Asante Kotoko.