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GPL: League Leaders Asante Kotoko Keep Title Ambitions Alive With A Convincing Victory

Ghana Premier League leaders Asante Kotoko have dispatched Dreams FC 2:0 in a week 18 fixture at the Baba Yara Stadium. Cameroonian international Frank Etouga scored the brace in the second half for the table toppers, after playing a goalless draw in the first half.


Asante Kotoko had a decent start with a quick play resulting in an early corner kick but the delivery was blown apart. Dreams FC responded with a swift play but was wasted that. 

Ali came close to a goal for Dreams FC after breaching Kotoko’s defence but his cutler towards the top of the net long. 

Asante Kotoko effected a throw on the centre line which found Richmond Lamptey who dribbles past his marker and lays it for Agyapong who had overlapped to the far right. The right-back sends in a cross but it was too strong to find a colleague. 

Richmond Lamptey targeteda floating cross at the near post as Frank Etouga gets his head to it but the ball was stopped by the opposing goalkeeper.

Asante Kotoko and Dreams kept the ambition by making daring moves toward glory but they were wasteful in those glaring chances that fell their way. 

George Mfegue won the ball close to the corner line as Asante Kotoko moved through the left. He sends a low cross and Etouga leaves it for Blay whose shot is deflected for a corner. The resulting kick was wasted. 

The two sides could the scores at barren to the end the first half of the game. 

Following the start of the second half, Dreams FC tried to explore the midfield via Agyei but was halted by Justice Blay. Asante Kotoko replied with a sweet cross from George Mfegue which found Dickosn Afoakwa but went wide. 

Justice Blay was denied by the goalkeeper after heading a cross towards goal. 

Asante Kotoko kept their composure at a better level to push for balls which resulted in a penalty kick, with fifteen minutes to end proceedings. Frank Etouga emerged the taker and boldly sent the ball into the net. 

The goal advantage to Asante Kotoko urged them to dominate proceedings which resulted in a second through Frank Etouga. His brace changed the score to 2 - 0 for Asante Kotoko. 

Dreams FC tried to make amends but that was not convincing to change the outcome of the game.


 

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