Woeful Kotoko succumb to Olympics

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Asante Kotoko crashed to a fourth successive defeat on the road with Accra Great Olympics pipping them in a two-goal game on Saturday.

In the opening minutes, the Porcupine Warriors looked desperate to finally get it right for the first time since matchday 7 but their hosts outwitted them at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Paul Fiatsi opened the scoring with a fantastic volley from outside of the penalty area after Kotoko failed to clear a corner in the 15th minute.

Kotoko struggled to keep up with the pressing game displayed by their hosts, forcing them to make a number of errors but were lucky to avoid further goals before the break.

Olympics cushioned their lead later on in the 75th minute as Francis Atsu capitalized on some defensive sloppiness to nip a deflected ball past goalkeeper Felix Annan.

Atsu went on to win the NASCO man-of-the-match award.

Ahead of other matchday 14 games on Sunday, the victory over Kotoko moves Great Olympics to 13th position on the league table.

Line-ups:

Olympics XI: Herod Quaofio – Adom Ampofo ©, Malik Tahiru, Asiamah Badu, Issaka Mohammed, Emmanuel Amartey, Paul Fiatsi/Benjamin Arthur, Englebert Gray/Yamba Agouda, Francis Atsu, Kaplaka Gouantohou, David Agordome/Douglas Opoku

Unused subs: Joseph Nii Odartey, Abel Manomey, Ishmael Okoe, Osumanu Mohammed

Kotoko XI: Felix Annan – Ahmed Adams, Awudu Nafiu, Edwin Tuffour, Awal Mohammed – Owusu Jackson/Prince Acquah, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Michael Akuffo Akuffo, Kwame Boahen/Ollenu Ashittey, Abass Mohammed, Kwame Boateng/Obed Owusu

Unused subs: Baba Mahama, Abeiku Ainooson, Sarfo Gyamfi, Ernest Sowah

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