The 1-0 imperative triumph against Phobians has seen the Porcupine Warriors keep up with their lead at the highest point of the Ghana Premier League standings.
The Kumasi based monsters have now opened a sixteen point hole among them and the Rainbow club.
Franck Mbella Etouga's first half punishment gave Kotoko their first success over the Phobians in the last two seasons.
Dr. Flourish Narteh Ogum rolled out just two improvements the Kotoko group that pipped King Faisal Babes 1-0 in the Kumasi derby last week at the Babayara Stadium.
Maxwell Agyemang came into the beginning arrangement supplanting Justice Blay who is feeling the loss of the game through a physical issue. Blay played as shoddy focal safeguard the week before.
With Dr. Ogum needing to go after the Phobians, forward Boateng came in for Mudasiru Salifu in the beginning rundown of the Porcupines.
Hearts gaffer Samuel Boadu likewise made three adjustments to the crew that thump Medeama SC 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium in the last round apparatuses.
Robert Addo Sowah replaced Caleb Amankwah in focal guard though Salim Adams supplanted Ushau Abu in the recreation area.
Abdulaziz Nurudeen was carried once more into the beginning eleven as he supplanted Agyenim Boateng while new kid Samuel Inkoom entered the game in the final part to make his introduction in the Rainbow shirt.
Kotoko got the potential chance to go on in the fifteenth moment in the wake of winning a punishment following a foul inside the container on Brazilian playmaker Fabio Gama dos Santos by Nurudeen.
Cameroonian import Etouga moved forward to impact the kick sending goalkeeper Richmond Ayi the incorrect method for taking his objectives count in the season to 16 as he gave the hosts the lead.
The Porcupine Warriors ought to have been up by at least two objectives with their strength over Hearts however neglected to make the most of their possibilities.
The Phobians lifted up their presentation in the second time of the match yet non of their endeavors could compromised the Kotoko objective.
Cameroonian forward Georges Mfegue Omgba verge on netting the second objective for the Fabulous fellows.
The Reds keep on standing out with 52 focuses from 24 coordinates with Bechem United at the second spot who have 44 focuses.
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