The match was to climax the 80th anniversary celebration of the Porcupine Warriors and at stake was a giant ‘Challenge Cup’.

wpid-Asante-Kotoko-could-move-pre-season-campaign-to-Togo.jpgKotoko’s skipper, Amos Frimpong, sounded the Warriors’ readiness for the yet-to-begin local premier league as he lifted the trophy and together with other players, went round the Stadium in wild jubilation after the match.

Jagodina, who were late replacement for Greece’s Veria FC, had no answers to the tactical discipline displayed by Kotoko, and in the last quarter of the game had to rely on the experience of goalie, Miroslav Stancnovic, to save the East European club from further humiliation.

Midfield dynamo, Theophilus Nyame, set the tone for the demolition exercise as he nodded home an Eric Donkor corner on 12 minutes, and the Porcupine Warriors would double the lead two minutes later.
It was a beautiful goal by all standards and came from the foot of Skipper Frimpong, firing from close range to beat the Serbian goalie after he went solo in a swift counter-attack.

Kotoko, having turned the game into a one-sided affair attacked their opponents from angles and in the process nimble-footed defender, Donkor, hit a brace in the 32nd and 58th minutes to give the two-time African champions the advantage.

The defender most of the time abandoned his defensive role to join the attack, and effectively combining with the likes of Dauda Mohammed and Obed Owusu, he scored the two goals, the first from close range and the other scoring from a rebound.

Dauda, who was very wasteful upfront, made amends as he sealed the doom of the Serbians with a well-rehearsed goal in the 60th minute.
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Source: GNA

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