Asante Kotoko 1-1 Bechem United: Okrah’s powerful header denies Kotoko victory as Amidu scores debut goal

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The Porcupine Warriors were hoping to recover from the derby draw last weekend but the visitors had other ideas as they continued their recent resurgence

Asante Kotoko shared the spoils 1-1 with Bechem United in matchday seven fixture of Ghana Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday in Kumasi.

Prior to the game, Kotoko were hoping to get back on winning ways after the painful stalemate with Nations FC in the Kumasi derby last weekend.

Peter Amidu gave Kotoko the lead by the 10th minute bursting into Bechem’s defence and sent a powerful shot into the top left corner for his debut goal for the club.

Kotoko could have doubled their lead but Kalo Ouatarra’s shot five minutes later was feeble and could not cause trouble to Bechem.

After the break, Augustine Okrah silenced the home fans when he scored a brilliant equaliser after outjumping his marker to head in a tailor-made cross by Emmanuel Avornyo.

Peter Acquah ran through Bechem United midfield on the 79th minute and set up by Dese Mukwala but the striker failed to hit the back of the net before Acquah also missed another glorious opportunity.

Okrah nearly made Kotoko pay for their missed chances by the 83rd minute after scoring another goal but it was chalked off as offside.

Cephas Mantey nearly won the day for Bechem after climbing off the substitute bench for Okrah but his wonderful header deep in additional time was saved by Danlad Ibrahim.

Kotoko are now winless in their last two outings, picking two points from six, while Bechem have garnered four points in the process to continue their fine form.

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