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07.06.2005 Football News

Power Hold Kotoko


At the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi, Kumasi Asante Kotoko were held to a 1-1 drawn game by Power FC in their GT Premier League match on Tuesday.

Kotoko who started the match on a fast note took the lead in the 29th minute through Douglas Nkrumah whose free kick way outside the penalty area sailed straight into the net.

Power accepted the challenge and made occasional breakthroughs but wasted the scoring chances that came their way.

The match from then became a ding-dong affair with both sides adopting hard tackles compelling the referee to flash three yellow-cards to Power and two cards to Kotoko to end the first half. On resumption of the second half, Kotoko brought on John Cudjoe for Kwabena Dodzie but before Kotoko could settle down Power found the equalised in the 46th minute through Nana Yaw.

Power continued to pile pressure on Kotoko and quickly substituted Francis Darko for Amadu Adama in the 60th minute and their offensive attacking machinery forced the defence of Kotoko to commit unpardonable mistakes.

Kotoko, however, came to the picture and nearly scored but Power's keeper, Alfred Miller made a beautiful save of a drive from George Yamoah in the 61st minute.

Power again sent on Ernest Okyere for Francis Coffie in the 62nd minute and this nearly paid of for them but Nana Yaw who had only goalkeeper Eric Nii Baah to beat shot off target in the 65th minute.

Kotoko mounted a last minute onslaught on the visitors but the defence of Power stood firm and refused to yield to the pressure even after the referee had added five minutes of time added on as this could not change the score line till the final whistel. 07 June 05