MATCH REPORT: Nsoatreman FC pip Asante Kotoko to go top of the league – Betpawa Premier League

Asante Kotoko suffers their 2nd defeat of the season after a 1-0 defeat in Nsoatre against Nsoatreman FC at the Nana Konamansah Park in a week 8 fixture of the Betpawa Premier League.

After a disappointing draw with Bechem United, Asante Kotoko’s winless run has been extended to three matches but Nsoatreman after picking up all three points at the Golden City Park in Berekum, Coach Maxwell Konadu and his side were poised to defeat the Porcupine Warriors at home to make it three wins in a row.

Nsoatreman FC started the game well with some good possession play, and created some decent chances in the opening stages of the game but couldn’t open the scoring. The Porcupine Warriors came into the game, dominated possession, and played some exciting ball.

With four minutes to end the first half, Nsoatreman FC broke the deadlock through pacy winger Stephen Diyou to make it 1-0 just before halftime after getting on the end of Manf Umar’s strike. The controversial goal led to Henry Ansu being sent off after being shown the second yellow card for complaining about the goal.

Due to the red card, Asante Kotoko switched to a three-back system and had total control of the game in the second half, they made some early incursions to get the equalizer but the defense of Nsoatreman FC was resolute at the back.

Nsoatreman later came into the second half stronger, putting pressure on Asante Kotoko but couldn’t increase their tally despite numerous chances created. Asante Kotoko had more stability in the middle of the park after the young sensation, Rocky Dwamena was introduced to replace Peter Acquah Amidu in the 65th minute of the game.

The win becomes Nsoatreman FC’s first win over Asante Kotoko since joining the league in 2022 an it moves them to the top of the league while Asante Kotoko drops to the 10th position.

 

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