Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s surge on the Ghana Premier League log suffered a stumble as they drew goalless with Aduana Stars at the Baba Yara Stadium yesterday in their week 25 clash.
The Porcupine Warriors had approached yesterday’s game full of confidence having secured maximum points in their last two encounters.
With the hope of adding Aduana to the victims of their recent form, the Porcupine Warriors approached the game with expectation among the fans very high.
But Aduana were in for a different mission.
With a solid midfield and defensive set up, the Dormaa lads held their nerve at the rear and created some tensed moments for the Reds whose frustration grew as the minutes ticked by.
However, they did very little upfront to trouble Kotoko who did a yeoman’s job on the lead goal scorer, Yahaya Mohammed by keeping him silent.
But that success in taming the Aduana striker was not seen upfront where the Kotoko attackers appeared goal shy and struggled to create clear cut chances.
The Asanteman Warriors resumed the second half the better side, attempting to find a way through the water-tight Aduana defense but that task proved too difficult to achieve.
On the 55th minute, the Reds came close to celebrating the leader but referee Mark Lord Arhin disallowed it for offside.
That triggered some exigency in Kotoko’s game as they made several forays into the Aduana territory with striker Kwame Boateng as the chief tormentor but failed to break the Aduana resistance.
Luck, however, eluded Kotoko in the 84th minute when a goal bound strike cannoned off the post to the relief of the visitors.
By Times Sports Reporter