Accra, Jan. 13, GNA – Asante Kotoko climaxed the first halve of the 2012/2013 Premier League with a 2-1 win over Liberty Professionals on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The result pushed the Porcupine Warriors to third on the league log behind leaders Medeama and Aduana, and serves the perfect tonic to douse the increasing pressure on head coach Mas-Ud Didi Draman at least for now.
Liberty could at least ended the game with a point, but had themselves to blame for failing to convert several scoring opportunities especially in the second half when they were two goals down.
The visitors led at half time thanks to a strike from Kofi Nti Boakye on 33 minutes for his fourth of the season.
The second half witnessed a keen contest with Liberty earning some decent chances to restore parity but their attacking machinery led by Ebenezer Assifuah made a fuss of the opportunities.
On 87 minutes, Kotoko were awarded a penalty after Seidu Bancey was fouled by his mraker in the vital area. The resultant spot kick was slammed home by defender Kwabena Adusei for the second goal.
Just when Kotoko were cruising to a 2-0 goal win, Assifuah reduced the deficit for the homers, but it was little late to save their quest for a point.