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30.07.2006 Football News

Kotoko beat CS Sfaxien

By JFM
Kotoko beat CS Sfaxien
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Asante Kotoko twice came from behind to beat Tunisia's CS Sfaxien 4-2 in a thrilling Champions League match on Saturday in their MTN/CAF Champions League at Len Clay stadium.

The Tunisians took the lead after four minutes through Blaise Kouassi when he headed home a corner.

Kotoko got equalizer four minutes later through Ahmed Toure's header from an Aziz Ansah cross beating goalkeeper Jaouachu Ahmed.

The Kotoko defence struggled to ward off the attackers of the Tunisians and allowed the visitors to dictate the pace.

The dominance of the Tunisians paid dividends in the 24th minute when Kadri Mohammed restored their lead.

Kotoko however managed to find the equaliser in the 35th minute through Edmund Owusu Ansah's 40 metre strike.

The Kotoko skipper almost found the back of the net again when he drove a fierce shot in the 44th minute, but it hit the woodwork.

The Tunisians, determined to carry the day, brought in Ischola for Chaker Bergaour while Kotoko also substituted Godfred Yeboah who got injured in the 42nd minute when he collided with Nafti Abdelkain.

Osei Kwame Junior took over from him.

Kotoko took control of the game and pinned their opponents to their own half and this paid off with Osei Kwame scoring the third goal for his side in the 77th when his shot hit a defender and deflected into the net.

Nana Arhin Duah sealed the doom of the Tunisians with a relaxed and calculated curl in the 88th minute making it 4-2 in favour of Kotoko,

Line up of Kotoko: Eric Nii Baah, Edmund OwusuAnsah, Aziz Ansah, Godfred Yeboah / Osei Kwame , Daniel Acquah, Shilla Illiasu, George Yamoah / Micheal OfosuAppiah, Micheal Asante/Mike Adu-Amofa, Ahmed Toure, Nana Arhin Duah, Yussif Chibsah.

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