As part of preparations, Asante Kotoko announced series of friendly games that will be played in Sudan. The first game took place today and Asante Kotoko lost to Al Hilal by two unanswered goals.
What are the consequences for the first defeat in the second phase of the preseason? Is the club progressing or retrogressing?
In the first phase of preseason, Asante Kotoko arranged some friendly matches and won. Observations made from today’s game clearly indicate that there was a pattern in their style of play.
They had moments where they controlled events but could not penetrate their way into the net.
The game against Al Hilal gave the technical team major insights into what ought to be done to be able to put together a formidable team for the upcoming season.
This is a preparatory game and thus gives good opportunity for technical department to know what is supposed to be done.
The first defeat in the second phase of the preseason must give direction to the caretaker coach as to how to rectify mistakes in subsequent games.
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