Asante Kotoko coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor says his game plan worked and he is proud of his players after the team’s win over Coton Sport in Cameroon on Sunday.
Emmanuel Gyamfi gave the visitors the lead in the 8th minute as he converted a through pass in a one-on-one position with the keeper.
Maxwell Baakoh doubled the lead in the 30th minute with a fantastic finish into the left bottom corner after rounding up two markers.
Dauda Kamilo got a goal for the hosts from the spot after Morrocan referee Samir Guezzaz’s controversial penalty call to Maxwell Baakoh’s tackle on an opposing player in the penalty box.
Fatawu Safiu equalized in the 50th minute by intercepting a pass from the Coton Sports goalkeeper to put the ball in the net.
Guema Araina sealed the game for the hosts in the 71st-minute with a half volley.
The Porcupine Warriors have now proceeded to the second tie of the last elimination round, and C. K. Akonnor was glad to see his team perform excellently well to win the difficult game.
“Look, you made it happen.”
“Yes, you did it, and I am very proud of you,” Akonnor said in an interview.
“I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Coton Sport are a great side, but we had a plan and I am so glad that my players carried through the plan perfectly.”