Kotoko win 23rd Premier League title

Asante Kotoko have won the Premier League

title for a third-straight season after beating

New Edubiase 2-1 on Wednesday.

The victory at the Gyamfi Park hands the

Porcupine Warriors their 23rd title success in

Ghana's elite competition as they are the

champions of the First Capital Plus Premier


Needing three points to lift the title, the

celebration and chanting started well before

the final whistle as Seidu Bancey opened the

scoring in the 41st minute.

And on the stroke of halftime, Prince Baffoe

doubled their advantage to give Didi Dramani,

who will celebrate his second consecutive title

at the helm a great opening half.

After the break, Edubiase, struggling to beat

the drop mounted the pressure to draw a goal


Their efforts earned them a penalty in the

82nd minute but former Kotoko striker,

Stephen Manu missed from 12 yards.

Despite Manu's miss from the spot, Nti

Mensah scored what could only be a

consolation for Edubiase in the closing stages.

The league title looked destined for Kumasi but

poor results seem to put their ambitions out

of reach as teams below them mounted the pressure.

But with two games to go now, Kotoko will

celebrate the title ahead of their 'Super Clash'

against rivals, Hearts of Oak in Kumasi.

The victory hands Kotoko a return to the CAF

Champions League after they were eliminated

in the first round in their campaign this


Source: Ghanafa.org

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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