Naby Keita strike against Inter Allies send Asante Kotoko to third on Ghana Premier League table

Asante Kotoko handed Inter Allies their fifth defeat of the season in the matchday 12 fixture as Porcupine Warriors climb to third position on the Ghana Premier League table.

Naby Keita scored from the penalty spot in the 67th minute to ensure the Asante Kotoko returned to winning ways having gone two games without even scoring with a defeat against Aduana Stars and draw against Ash Gold last Sunday.

Asante Kotoko dominated proceedings in the first half but were unable to put the ball at the back of the net.

Inter Allies’ Paul Abagna’s effort in the opening minutes was unable to trouble the Kotoko goalkeeper Razak Abelora after the Black Stars man hold firm the ball.

On the 26th minute, Emmanuel Gyamfi’s goalbound shot was blocked and Imoro Ibrahim cross from the rebound falls on Kwame Opoku, but the striker could not hold on to the ball as Allies defender clears it to safety.

The first half ended goalless as both sides shared the spoils after 45 minutes. In the second half Kwame Poku was fouled in the box and the referee awarded a penalty to Kotoko. Naby Keita was up to the task as the Guinea International scored from the spot to put the home side in front.

That is Keita’s first goal of the season having falling completely behind club’s top scorer Kwame Opoku and Osman Ibrahim but the latest have picked up injury paving way for Keita to see some minutes in Kotoko recent games.

Inter Allies nearly came up with the leveler in the 83rd minute of the game as Nafiu Sulemana shot at goal at the edge of the penalty box was blocked by Kotoko defender Wahab Adams.

Emmanuel Gyamfi’s sprint into the goal area of Inter Allies nearly resulted into a second goal for the home side but his pass to Emmanuel Sarkodie was intercepted by Allies defense line.


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