Medeama SC put the brakes on 10-man Asante Kotoko with a 1-0 win at the T&A Park in Tarkwa yesterday in the Normalisation Committee (NC) League.
Former Great Olympics striker Kwame Boateng converted a first half penalty which secured the points for the Mauve and Yellows on a rain-soaked pitch.
Defender Abass Mohammed blocked a goal scoring opportunity with his hand leaving referee Maxwell Hansen with the only option of pointing to the spot for a penalty.
Mohamed, the left back, received a straight red to leave Kotoko numerically disadvantaged.
Medeama was playing their first match in the competition after their opener against Berekum Chelsea was postponed.