One of the headliners of the Ghana Premier League week nine was all smiles for the Porcupine Warriors as they picked up all the deserved three points as they traveled to Dawu and conquered the Believe boys at their own backyard.
A 68th minute own goal from Abdul Bashiru was enough to hand Kotoko all the three points at the Dawu park. A cross from Kotoko defender Ibrahim Moro was deflected by Abdul Bashiru into his own net in a haste to clear his lines.
The early minutes of the game was action packed as Kotoko better Dreams FC to their first win after two consecutive draws to Liberty and WAFA.
In the 20th minute there was a big penalty appeal as Ibrahim Moro once again sent in a cross from his flank that allegedly hit the hand of a Dreams FC defender but the referee of the day, Obed Dankuah waved off the appeals.
In the 36th minute Dantani Amadu was sent off with his second booking of the afternoon as he deliberately handled the ball giving Kotoko the numerical advantage and it eventually counted as play unfolded.
The first department of the game was drawn to a close with some exciting display from both set of teams befitting the status of a big match in the Ghana Premier League.
In the 68th minute the first blood was drawn as Abdul Bashiru unknowingly deflected Ibrahim Moro’s cross onto his own net giving Kotoko the lead.
Dreams pushed to the fullest of their ability to pull parity but were unable as the Porcupine Warriors protected their lead to grind the results on the road. Dreams succumbed to their second consecutive defeat at Dawu to giants Hearts of Oak and Kotoko.
One zero it ended in favour of Kotoko at the expense of Dreams FC courtesy Abdul Bashiru’s own goal.