MATCH REPORT: Legon 1-3 Kotoko: Gyamfi pulls brace as Porcupines come from a trailing end to beat Royals


The midfielder netted a brace as the Porcupine Warriors thrashed the Royals by 3-1 in front of their home supporters

Asante Kotoko displayed a splendid performance after they thrashed Legon Cities FC 3-1 away from home at the Accra Sports Stadium in matchday 2 of Ghana Premier League on Friday.

Before the game, Legon were being cheered on the evidence of their recent powerful branding which has gotten everyone talking on social media, while Kotoko’s were vociferous by virtue of their dominance in the domestic tournaments and other CAF Inter-club competitions.
Very early in the game Emmanuel Gyamfi teared off from his marker on the left wing and produced a cross but the hosts defenders dealt with the attack.
Kotoko kept on pilling pressure as Imoro Ibrahim’s potential goal cross was also headed to corner before the Legonites broke the deadlock against  the run of play through Greek international Papadopoulos Panayotis by the 10th minute.
Romeo Oppong sent in a cross and Panayotis cooly connected the ball for the opener.
However, Kotoko regrouped and Songne Yacouba could have restored parity by the 32nd minute but the Burkinabe striker missed a huge opportunity after being played through by Mudasiru.
A minute later, Yacouba made amends for his earlier miss by setting up Augustine Okrah for the equaliser.
After the break, Kotoko continued from where they left and it eventually paid off. Gyamfi intercepted a pass from Legon’s Suleiman and easily sent his last ditch effort past onrushing goalkeeper Fatau Dauda by 58th minute.
The midfielder made it 3-1 ten minutes later after he connected a cross from Yacouba into the yawning net.
Although, Legon pushed for a goal in their attempt to at least get a draw, Kotoko defence were resolute to record their second win in a row and now top the log with six points.


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