Asante Kotoko lost 1-0 to Dreams FC in their second Group A game of the ongoing G-8 tournament on Wednesday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. It was an exciting win for the Premier League returnees. In the report below, Edmund Okai Gyimah and Abdul Wadudu Osman assess the performance of the players and also give them marks for their performance.
Micheal Abu – (7/10). He made two excellent saves to denied Richard Addae. However, his defence let him down for the Dreams FC goal.
Augestine Sefa – (5/10). He struggled to deal with the pace of James Wiafe. Sefa was always a suspect when Dreams FC attacked on the right side.
Isaac Amponsah – (7/10). He was solid at the back besides being good defensively and in attack. He created a lot of problems for by Razak.
Emmanuel Owusu – (6/10). Playing his first game for Kotoko, he was fairly good. He needs time to build cohesion with Wahab Adams.
Wahab Adams – (6/10). He was a bit shaky at the back. His decision-making was not the best but it was a fairly good performance.
Seth Opare – (5/10). It wasn’t the best of matches for him. He allowed James Wiafe and Leonard Owusu to overrun him. It wasn’t surprising that he didn’t come back after the break.
Baba Mahama – (5/10). He held on to the ball for too long. That made him loose the balls easily and lost focus which affected his play and the team as well. He’s currently not in good form.
Najeeb Abass – 4/10). It was a debut to remember for the young chap. He wasn’t up to the billing. He struggled to make any impact.
Fatawu Hamidu – (6/10). It wasn’t a bad outing for him. He worked a lot in midfield to reduce threats from Dreams FC. He showed promise with the ball.
Fredrick Boateng – (7/10). It was a decent debut for the former Inter Allies forward but for a Kotoko player, he was gutted for the penalty miss.
Yakubu Mohammed – (4/10). It was another disappointing performance from the forward. He hardly made an impact in the game. Kotoko must look for serious attacking options.
Akwesi Nti – (4/10). He came on for Seth Opare. He didn’t make any impact in the game.
Micheal Yeboah – (6/10). He came on for Fatawu Hamidu. He showed a lot of promise in attack. He caused a lot of havoc after his introduction.
Eric Donkor – (4/5). He didn’t make any impact.