Kotoko Player Ratings vs King Faisal: Mfegue Georges Impresses Again, Gama Good, Appiah, Appau Awful
Asante Kotoko succumbed to a 2-3 defeat against city rivals King Faisal at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Zubairu Ibrahim scored a hattrick for the visitors with Mfegue Georges bagging brace for the Porcupines in the five-goal thriller.
However, Myfabulousonline.com’s editor, Michael Duah run the rule over the Asante Kotoko players…
Razak Abalora – 5/10
Conceded for the first time at home this season. He was perhaps slightly caught out positionally for Zubairu’s opening goal. But he could do little about his second and third.
Samuel Appiah – 3/10
Given another chance in the starting XI but failed to take it. Could have done better to clear Zubairu’s third goal but his positioning was poor. Had some dreadful sloppiness all afternoon, forcing his withdrawal after the break.
Imoro Ibrahim – 4.5/10
Bypassed far too often in defense during the first half. All three goals from King Faisal came from his side as he was always caught out of position. Could have done better to steal the ball from Zubairu for King Faisal’s second. Provided the assist for Mfegue to snatch his second with his trademark cross.
Andrews Appau – 3/10
Looked as vulnerable as he has for some time in the face of King Faisal’s breaks at speed. A physically tested afternoon for the youngster. His positioning at the back was awful which always exposed his partner.
Abdul Ganiyu – 5/10
Once again looked steady at the heart of the Kotoko defence. A monster in the air and was key to keeping the visitors at bay late on.
Sheriff Mohammed – 6/10
A solid display from a man who was starting his first game in the absense of Richard Boadu and needs to keep his head down for a few weeks. Kept things ticking over and made a number of interceptions.
Isaac Oppong – 5/10
Had his moments but was unable to exert much domination on the game from right side of attack. Still one of Kotoko’s best players on an otherwise poor day at the office. He was hooked off in the second half.
Got through some important defensive work in the opening exchanges. Some good lung-bursting runs, but to no avail. Silly booking for dissent which will keep him out of the team’s next game.
Samuel Boateng – 4/10
Another player who was not involved enough in the afternoon, he was left feeding off scraps for large spells of the match and was pulled out 15 minutes after recess.
Fabio Gama – 7/10
Constantly looking to get on the ball and found himself dropping deeper in a bid to impact proceedings. A good display at the heart of the midfield from the Brazilian despite the defeat. Made some lovely out-to-in runs and helped open up some of the few chances Kotoko had.
Mfegue Georges – 9/10
Excellent energy from the Cameroonian throughout the game. Tireless worker, caused King Faisal backline problems throughout. Got his first Asante Kotoko goal in the 46th-minute, benefiting from a goalkeeping howler to slot home from close range and his second on the 73rd-minute. He was Kotoko’s best player on the pitch.
Frank Etouga – 5/10 
Looked like a threat but couldn’t create anything on his second league game.
Sarfo Taylor – 5/10 
Provided the energy you would expect – but never looked like making anything happen up front.