Asante Kotoko returned to winning ways with a lone goal advantage over visiting Eleven Wonders at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Abdul Ganiu’s expertly taken spot kick in the 76th minute ensured the Porcupine Warriors recorded a doubled win over the visitors
The Porcupine Warriors thanked their stars when the final whistle was blown as the game looked too tactical than Akonnor expected.
The visiting side clamped down goal poacher Safiu, making it difficult for the Porcupine Warriors to find the back of the net with ease.
Striker Songne Yacouba was introduced into the game as he featured for the first time in the competition but his inclusion could only leave the Reds with acceleration up front with no goal.
The win means Asante Kotoko have reduced the gap to just a point behind Medeama SC on the league log and both sides will battle for supremacy in their next game in the competition.