“We’re sorry but Kotoko will bounce back,” Prosper Ogum apologises to Kotoko fans after Hearts defeat

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The Porcupine Warriors boss has apologised to the club’s supporters following the defeat to Hearts of Oak on Friday

Asante Kotoko coach Prosper Ogum Narteh has apologised to the club’s supporters after the 2-1 defeat to Hearts of Oak in 2022 President’s Cup at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday.

Young goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim once again was given the nod ahead of Kwame Baah to start in post while Imoro Ibrahim came in for Charles Owusu who got injured against Dreams FC.

He added up to Augustine Agyapong, Mubarik Yussif and and Abdul Ganiu Ismail to make up the defence.

Meanwhile, Sherrif Mohammed, Justice Blay, Mudasiru and Richmond Lamptey started in midfield while Cameroonian striker George Mfegue and Etouga Mbella started in attack.

Afriyie Barnieh shot Hearts into the lead very early in the second half but substitute Samuel Boateng brought Kotoko even with less than ten minutes remaining.

However, substitute Patrick Razak left it late to snatch the winner as a mistake from Kotoko led to a counterattack which the winger rounded goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim by the 88th minute and calmly slotted in the all-important goal.

The defeat opened a can full of worms as a section of Kotoko supporters believe Ogum had his tactics and substitutions wrong in the game.

“Sorry we couldn’t win the President’s Cup,” Ogum posted on Twitter.

“Your support of the team has been exceptional this season. Thank you Kotoko supporters. We shall bounce back,” he added.

How Patrick Razak scored the winning goal vs Kotoko

Kotoko will shift attention to Premier League as they travel to Bechem on Tuesday to face Bechem United on matchday eighteen.

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