Elmina Sharks Shock Asante Kotoko To End Unbeaten Run in Ghana Premier League

Elmina Sharks Shock Asante Kotoko To End Unbeaten Run in Ghana Premier League

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Elmina Sharks FC defied every odds against them to beat Asante Kotoko SC at the Nduom Sports Complex in the Ghana Premier League
  • The home side came from a goal down to beat the league leaders 2-1 in a matchday 16 encounter of the campaign
  • Asante Kotoko finished the game with ten men as lateral defender Ibrahim Imoro was was shown a red card for dissent

A resilient performance from Elmina Sharks on Monday afternoon saw the side cruising past Asante Kotoko with a vital 2-1 victory.

The team from Elmina since the start of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season has struggled to compete.

As a result, the club is one of the three teams at the bottom of the league table fighting to avoid relegation at the end of the campaign.

Today at the Paa Kwasi Nduom Stadium, Elmina Sharks welcomed league leader Asante Kotoko to battle for points in a matchday 16 fixture of the campaign.

While many tipped the team to be demolished, players put up a strong performance and managed to cross the finish line with a win with the help of a red card to Asante Kotoko defender Ibrahim Moro.

On the matchday, Dickson Afoakwa opened the scoring for Asante Kotoko in the 38th minute before goals from Ebenezer Adu Kwaw and Alhaji Mustapha propelled the home team to come from behind to secure a huge 2-1 win at the end of the 90 minutes.

Courtesy of today’s victory, Elmina Sharks have made a first step towards climbing out of the relegation zone.

The team must strengthen its squad and prepare to fight for as many points as possible in the second round of the season.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)