CAFCC: Asante Kotoko scale pass bluffing Zesco United but remain stagnant on the log
Asante Kotoko treated their faithful to a sensational 2-1 victory over Zesco United at the Baba Yara stadium in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Well taken goals from Kwame Bonsu and Emmanuel Gyamfi ensured the Reds recorded their first victory in the competition after losing to Al Hilal.
Kwame Bonsu got the first for the Reds in the 11th minute as Burkinabe import Sogne Yacouba went round John Chin'Andu at the left wing and sent a cutback pass to Kwame Bonsu who finished it off with a deflected shot from inside the box.
Zesco United had the chance to resort parity from the penalty spot but the kick was saved by Felix Annan. The save made by Annan marks the second he has saved from the spot out of 3.
Sogne Yacouba's search to end his goal-scoring drought in the competition continued as he missing as begging chance from close range to increase the tally.
Emmanuel Gyamfi doubled the lead for the Porcupines in the 28th minute
Both sides continue with their attacking intent but neither scored as the referee blew for halftime.
Yacouba fluffed his lines again after the recess squandering a perfect opportunity to seal the game for Asante Kotoko.
A tactical change by coach George Lwandamina saw substitute Rahim Osumanu pulled one back for Zesco United.
C.K. Akonnor defense went to sleep and allowed Rahim Osumanu to lob the ball over Felix Annan.
Felix Annan produced a reflex save in the 84th-minute mark from Rahim Osumanu powerful ahead to denied him Zesco the equalizer.
Referee El Jaafari Noureddine showed Kondwani Mtonga a straight red for a stamp on Stephen Nyarko.
Earlier in the day Kotoko's opponents Nkana FC also recorded their first win against Al Hilal to blow Group C wide open.