Dreams FC could not survive on their lead as they were rounded down 1-3 to Asante Kotoko at the Len Clay Sports Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Porcupines were beaming with confidence going into the game and their hopes materialized as they managed to neutralize Dreams’ onslaught.
The visitors got the game going in the first half after Agyenim Boateng shot them into the lead after Fabio Gama was adjudged to have handled the ball in his half. Kotoko’s Brazilian input Michael Vinicius drew parity for the Warriors in the 42nd minute.
Kotoko stole the show in the second half as Abdul Ismail Ganiyu scored a 57th-minute penalty to take Kotoko into the lead. Dreams hopes of equalising hit the rocks as Andy Kumi cushioned the host lead in the 78th minute.
There was no coming back for Dreams FC as the victory takes Kotoko to 1st position with 41 points.
However, Myfabulousonline.com’s editor, Michael Duah was at the Len Clay Stadium to run the rule over the Asante Kotoko players…
Razak Abalora – 6/10
The Black Stars goalie had little to do but was on the ball whenever called upon. Made a tremendous save to deny Agyenim Boateng in the first half. No chance on the penalty.
Christopher Nettey – 6/10
Did well defensively but wasn’t his usual threat in attack.
Imoro Ibrahim – 6/10
Attacked well on the left to keep Baffuor occupied and reduce the Dreams’ captain threat going forward mistly in the second half.
Yusif Mubarik – 6/10
Dominant display from Mubarik. Held things together very well.
Abdul Ganiyu – 7/10
In control throughout. Another impressive performance – particularly in the second half when Dreams reduced to very few chances.
Habib Mohammed – 5.5/10
Looked solid defensively, but didn’t offer enough going forward. Gave the ball away on a couple of times. There was a notable shift in Kotoko’s play when he was replaced by Adom Frimpong.
Emmanuel Gyamfi – 6.5/10
Slow start but came alive in the second half. Great play on the first goal and made some superb surging runs from the right-wing. He’s feeling it right now.
Mudasiru Salifu – 9/10
Wow. What an amazing display. Solid defensively and a huge threat from an attacking sense. His work rate was immense. Lovely assist for Andy Kumi’s goal.
Michael Vinicius – 5/10
Took his goal very well but really struggled to get involved. Worked hard, but didn’t have many chances.
Fabio Gama – 7/10
The Brazilian was once again the architect in the Kotoko set up. Played a string of cute passes to slice open the Dreams FC defence and was heavily involved in Kotoko’s attack throughout the game. It was his defence-splitting pass to Emmanuel Gyamfi that resulted in Vinicius’ goal.
Augustine Okrah – 5/10
Worked hard upfront, though, got bullied couple of times by the Dreams defence at times and was hooked just after the break due to injury.
Osman Ibrahim – 5/10
Back from injury, Osman came on for Okrah just after the break and was a thorn in the flesh of the Dreams defence.
Andy Kumi – 6/10
Made an impact after being introduced in the second half for Vinicius. Kumi tormented the Dreams backline with his skills and speed before latching on Mudasiru’s pass to seal the day for the Porcupines.
Adom Frimpong – 5/10
Calmed the game down in midfield and helped Kotoko wrestle control with his passing.