The Cameroonian striker has helped the Porcupine Warriors to return to winning ways with a slim victory in Sogakope
Cameroonian striker Mbella Etouga was on target once again when Asante Kotoko defeated WAFA Academy 1-0 on matchday 27 of Ghana Premier League at the RedBull Arena in Sogakope on Saturday.
Ahead of the game, Kotoko coach Prosper Ogum Narteh made three changes in the squad that lost 3-1 at home to Legon Cities. Stephen Amankona, Charles Owusu and Mudasiru Salifu came in for Dickson Afoakwa, Imoro Ibrahim and Richard Boadu ‘Agadas’ respectively.
Skipper Abdul Ganiu Ismail, Richmond Lamptey, Isaac Oppong and Patrick Asmah were all absent due to various reasons.
After a barren first half, where chances were at the premium for both sides, the game’s tempo changed in the second half.
Etouga had a shot on target by the 59th minute after Fabio Gama’s pass was poorly cleared by WAFA’s defence.
Four minutes later, Etouga was fortunate this time around as he scored the opening goal in a wonderful manner. The Cameroonian striker was played through by his countryman George Mfegue and he calmy rounded the onrushing goalkeeper.
Stephen Amankona could’ve made it 2-0 few minutes later but his last ditch effort hit the side net.
Emmanuel Keyekeh was fortunate to have completed the game as his tackle was too dangerous and reckless but referee Kwame Nkuah showed him only yesterday.
Kotoko have stretched the lead after this win as they now have 55 points, ten points above Bechem United who sit second on the log.