When Kumasi Asante Kotoko defeated Bechem United by a slim 1-0 margin yesterday at the Baba Yara Stadium, they snapped their losing streak.
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After scoring the game’s lone goal in the 21st minute, Enock Morrison was declared the day’s hero.
Morrison received a pass in the visitors’ end of the field after a quick midfield move, and without a defender in sight, he fired a shot that flew into the back of the net.
After scoring, Bechem United changed from the defensive formation they had used earlier in the game.
They applied consistent pressure to the Porcupine Warriors but were unable to overcome their defenses.
The pace of play picked up for the visitors in the second half as they looked for an early equalizer, but once more the Kotoko defenders were at their tenacious best.
Following a two-match losing skid, the victory is a tremendous relief for the Kotoko players, who were starting to lose the support of the crowd in their abilities to compete for the championship.
In addition to reducing the distance between them and the side in first place, Aduana Stars FC, who yesterday lost ground after being held scoreless by a struggling King Faisal, it will also motivate the entire squad ahead of Sunday’s crucial match against Asante Kotoko.
As the fight for the championship trophy heats up in the betPawa Ghana Premier League, Aduana Stars presently have a four-point advantage over Kotoko.