Asante Kotoko 3-1 Dreams FC: Vinicius’ Header, Kumi, Ganiyu’s Brilliance Defeat Believers To Go On Top Of GPL
Asante Kotoko recorded an important victory over Dreams FC at the Len Clay Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Porcupines made it two successive wins in the Premier League, having beaten Legon Cities at the Accra Sports Stadium last weekend.
Agyenim Boateng sent goalkeeper Razak Abalora the wrong way from the penalty spot after Fabio Gama had handled the ball in the Kotoko box.
Brazillian import, Michael Vinicius equalized for the Reds before the break to score his second Premier League since joining in the second transfer window.
After the break, Abdul Ganiyu scored from the spot after second-half substitute Andy Kumi had been pushed down in the box in his attempt to connect with Emmanuel Gyami’s cross.
Asante Kotoko dominated the game in the second half and kept pushing for the third goal.
Emmanuel Gyamfi found space and played through Andy Kumi who was heavily chased by a Dreams FC player as he raced towards the box. Kumi goes toe-to-toe with the goalie but was let down by his final strike as he shot over the bar.
The visitors kept chasing for the equalizer which never came and Andy Kumi on the 78th-minute scored the put the game beyond the visitors.
Imoro Ibrahim won the ball around the centre circle and found Mudasiru who connected Andy Kumi with a fine pass into the box. The striker took a good first touch before shooting it home to seal the all-important victory for the Porcupines.
It was a well-deserved victory for Asante Kotoko, who climb to the 1st position on the league table.