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08.04.2021 Football News

We should have beaten them 9-0 - Kotoko coach Mariano Barreto after win over Bechem United

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Mariano Barreto
LISTEN APR 8, 2021
Mariano Barreto

Mariano Barreto believes Asante Kotoko should have recorded a 9-0 win over Bechem United considering the number of chances they create.

The Porcupine Warriors thumped the Hunters 4-0 in the outstanding game on Wednesday at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi with the Brazilian players coming to the party.

Defender Ishmail Ganiyu opened the scoreline before Fabio Gama’s neat finish double the lead on the stroke of half time.

New recruit Francis Andy Kumi made it 3-0 on the hour mark before substitute Michael Vinicius, making his debut for Kotoko, sealed the victory with a rebound effort late on.

Coach Mariano Barreto’s first game in charge of Kotoko came with high expectations and the players did not disappoint, producing brilliant football to easily dispatch Bechem.

The Portuguese trainer admits his players played good football at times but he was far from pleased with their finishing.

“I’m happy with the way they tried to make things happen but I think if they take so many of the clear goal-scoring chances, it should be 8-0 or 9-0,” the head coach said during the post-match interview.

“They tried to show in the game what we have been working on in training. But there are so many things we need to improve on.

“Just because we won 4-0 doesn’t mean we are heroes. We have no time. After the match, we will have two training sessions on Thursday because we have a big match in the weekend and there are many things we need to improve,” he said.

Asante Kotoko now sit on the 3rd position on the league log with 31 points.

  • What next?

Kotoko host Berekum Chelsea at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium this weekend.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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