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Nana Yaw Amponsah Reacts To Kotoko’s First Preseason Defeat To Al Hilal United


Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah has lauded the players after their first preseason game in the United Arab Emirates.

The Porcupines suffered a defeat to Division two Dubai-based side Al Hilal United in their first friendly game in their ongoing 14-day preseason tour in Dubai.

The first half of the game ended scoreless, with Asante Kotoko displaying some good football.

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Just minutes into the second half, Al Hilal United broke the deadlock. Christopher Nettey put the ball into his net after a miscommunication at the back.

In the remaining minutes of the game, Asante Kotoko created some good chances but were denied by poor finishing and heroic defending as the game ended 1-0.

Speaking after the game, Nana Yaw Amponsah shared that it was a good game and a good exercise for the players and the technical team.

“It was a good game in the first place,” he said.

“Some of the players arrived late but if you look at how we played, it was a good exercise for the team and the technical team.

“In the second half, we played well and dominated the game but only capitalized on the chance they had but in all, we are happy with this exercise but I am confident we will get better before the season start,” he added.

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The Porcupine Warriors will continue to train in Dubai and involved in more friendly games as they prepare for the new season.

Asante Kotoko will commence their season with an away game against Dreams Fc in Dawu on October 31st.

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