kotoko players celebrates their goal

Kumasi Asante Kotoko sent a strong signal about their intentions in the coming season when they defeated FA Cup champions New Edubiase 2-0 at the Accra Stadium yesterday to lift the Super Cup.

The defending league champions did not only lift the champion of champions silverware; they also dominated play from start to finish, endearing themselves to their faithful, barely a week to the commencement of the Glo Premier League.

Former Heart of Lions/Liberty Professionals forward Kofi Nti Boakye struck a brace- a goal in each half- to win the Porcupine Warriors their first trophy for the season.

He was unlucky not to record a hat-trick when his perfect one-two with a colleague failed to pay off after the interval.

A one-on-one opportunity presented itself to left-footed Michael Helegbe on three occasions but his over ambition robbed him of the chance to add his name to the score sheet.

Former U-20 World Cup top scorer Ransford Osei exited for Ben Acheampong, who partnered perfectly with Nti Boakye, but none of their many probes paid off.

Kotoko?s goalkeeper Isaac Amoako gave the ball away in the latter stages of the game, presenting a scoring chance to Edubiase to pull one back, but he made amends by stretching full length to deny them the opportunity.

Again, Edubiase came so close to redeeming the loss, but Asiedu Attobrah failed woefully when he hit the post in an empty-net situation.

 By Kofi Owusu Aduonum


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