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Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh slams players after defeat to RTU

By Vincent Ashitey
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Asante Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh Ogum has criticized his players after seeing his side fall 2-1 to Real Tamale United (RTU) in Ghana Premier League matchday 25 on Sunday.

The league leaders were sluggish very in each of the two halves of the game and conceded two goals that saw them suffer to defeat at the Aliu Mahama Stadium in Tamale.

Ronald Frimpong gave RTU the lead after changing from the spot within the 26th minute. Victor Aidoo elevated the benefit for Real Tamale United within the 85th minute as he headed dwelling a throw in from the proper facet to make it 2-0 to the Tamale lads.

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Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim misjudged his run as Aidoo soared excessive to go dwelling the match-winner within the 85th minute earlier than Frank Etrouga pulled one again for Asante Kotoko.

Speaking after the coach Prosper Narteh was critical of his side for committing basic errors that cost them the game. He added that his players did not play to instructions.

“I think they [players] lost their focus on the field. Most of the things that they were doing especially with the ball were not the things that they were supposed to do. They were too individualistic on the field; most of the players didn’t play as a unit and as a unit, and I think that actually affected us,” Prosper Narteh said.

 “If you look at the penalty we conceded it was not necessary, the tackle from Asmah was not necessary, and if you look at the way Danlad also came out, it was not necessary because [Samuel] Appiah was with him, so once you had the defender with an attacker yours was to keep your line of movement in line with the ball so that if he misses you can react, and if he gets the ball and he takes the shot at goal you would be able to save it.”

Kotoko will next play Legon Cities on matchday 26 of the Ghana Premier League and would be hoping to make their fans happy at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.