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Match Report: Gold Stars 0-1 Asante Kotoko- Wiz-kid Isaac Oppong’s Solitary Strike Gives Porcupines Victory of Wasteful Gold Stars

A superb second half strike from youngster Isaac Oppong was all Asante Kotoko needed, as they held on beat newly promoted Gold Stars FC 1-0 at the Dun’s Park in Bibiani on Friday.

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The win ensures the Porcupine Warriors maintain their 100% record in the 2021-22 Ghana Premier League season.

Head Coach of the Kumasi based side, Prosper Narteh Ogum made four changes in his starting line up for the Gold Stars FC game as Maxwell Agyemang, Andrews Appau, Richard Boadu and Isaac Oppong earned starting berths.

The Premier League newcomers dominated the first half of the fixture with an intense pressure on the visitors but none of their attempts earned them the opener.

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Gold Stars had a glorious opportunity midway through the first half when striker Prince Kwabena Owusu saw his strike fisted out by goalkeeper Razak Abalora as the rebound from Micheal Enu went wide.

The home side came close again through Charles Kamara Gyamfi on the 32nd minute but his effort was blocked by Andrews Appau.

Bibiani Gold Stars failed to make their numerous chances created in the first department count for the opener as it ended in a scoreless draw at the break.

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After the break, Asante Kotoko commenced the game on a good note as they managed to register the opener in the just ten minutes from the recess.

On the 55th minute, talented forward Isaac Oppong netted the opener for Asante Kotoko with a sumptuous strike which saw goalkeeper Yaw Ansah Fufro crawling to his net.

Asante Kotoko looked very calm after opening the floodgate as Sheriff Mohammed was introduced as replacement for Fabio Gama.

Bibiani Goldstars kept knocking for the equalizer but the Asante Kotoko back line was resolute with their fearsome attacks in the last fifteen minutes of the game.

Striker Prince Kwabena Owusu had a golden opportunity to level the score for Gold Stars FC but his effort was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Razak Abalora.

Asante Kotoko held on the 1-0 lead to emerge as victorious in the cagey encounter at the Duns’ Park.

Source- Kickgh.com

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