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MATCH REPORT: Kotoko 2-1 Kariobangi Sharks – ‘Village Club’ Kotoko discipline ‘City Thugs’ Kariobangi Sharks in CAF Confederation Cup clash

Kumasi Asante Kotoko disciplined Kariobangi Sharks by reducing them to the level of swimless Sharks at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Saturday by lashing them 2-1 in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Goals from Abdul Fatawu Shafiwu and Amos Frimpong were all that Kotoko needed to pay back the Sharks for describing them as a ‘Village Club’ after the first leg.

A relentless Asante Kotoko had to kill the game in the first half and not even the strike from skipper Patillah Omoto could scare the Porcupines.

Being Ghana’s only representation in the continental showpiece this season, the stakes were high for the Porcupine Warriors to get the needed results to progress to the next round.

The Porcupine Warriors took the lead through Fatawu Shafiwu just after 17 minutes of play after winning possession of the ball, swindle his marker and shot to the far corner of the second post to give Kotoko the opener.

Shortly after that goal, Patillah Omoto equalised for Kariobangi Sharks with a thunderbolt from outside the penalty box.

Kotoko relentlessly pushed to restore the lead in the 38th minute courtesy a penalty converted by experienced captain Amos Frimpong.

The scoreline remained the same throughout the second half with neither side unable to convert any of their chances.

It was mostly a ding-dong affair with the two sides doing their best to get on the scoresheet again.

Both coaches exhausted their three substitution opportunities in a bid to change the scoreline but it could not materialize.

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