Asante Kotoko Share Spoils With Hearts of Oak in First Super Clash of the Season

Asante Kotoko Share Spoils With Hearts of Oak in First Super Clash of the Season

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Hearts of Oak travelled to Kumasi to pick a point against Asante Kotoko in the first Super Clash of the season
  • A late goal from Hearts defender Caleb Amankwah cancelled an early goal from Asante Kotoko's Yussif Mubarik
  • Both clubs are winless in the new campaign, with the Phobians picking only two points from three matches

Caleb Amankwah's late header earned Hearts of Oak a point against fierce rivals Asante Kotoko in the first installment of the Ghanaian Super Clash.

The defender netted with three minutes remaining to cancel a second half strike by Kotoko's Yussif Mubarik.

After a goalless first half, Asante Kotoko broke the deadlock following a well-worked freekick which deflected Hearts defender Kanadu Yiadom, finding its way to Mubarik, who smashed it home in the 55th minute.

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Asante Kotoko have shared the spoils with Hearts of Oak in the Ghana Premier League matchday 3. Credit: @442GH
Source: Twitter

The Porcupine Warrior should have doubled their lead moments later after Steven Mukwala was presented with a golden opportunity.

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Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko felt unlucky after Dennis Korsah shoved off Augustine Agyapong early in the game.

As Kotoko kept action questions, they were stunned after Amankwah rose high to head home the equalizer.

The Phobians are yet to win a game in three matches, while Asante Kotoko just played their first match of the season in the Ghana Premier League.

Hearts fans taunt Kotoko with Kadiogo chants ahead of Super Clash

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Accra Hearts of Oak supporters reminded fans of Asante Kotoko of their recent defeat after chanting Kadiogo moments before the Super Clash at the Baba Yara stadium.

The two Ghanaian football powerhouse lock horns on matchday three of the domestic topflight league in Kumasi.

In a video posted on social media, fans of Hearts of Oak loudly taunted Asante Kotoko with Kadiogo chants.

Asante Kotoko eliminated from CAF Champions League

Asante Kotoko have been booted out of the CAF Champions League after a penalty shootout defeat to Burkinabe side RC Kadiogo.

The Ghanaian champions were stunned at home after Kadiogo scored early through a brilliant freekick from Bassika Syla.

Kotoko huffed and puffed as they chase an equalizer, but the visitors defended resolutely to keep the Reds at bay.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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