Asante Kotoko’s young striker, Dauda Mohammed scored twice as the Porcupine Warriors defeated Ebuasu Dwarfs 3-0 on match Week 11 of the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League (GPL).
The record league champions began the game on bright note to write the wrongs that denied them victory against New Edubiase in their last outing before their fans at the Baba Yara stadium.
They huffed and puffed, but it took them 18 minutes to find the breakthrough needed to calm nerves at the technical bench and the sparse spectators at the stadium.
A fantastic combination between Dauda and Nyarko on the final third of the pitch, saw the former finishing off brilliantly and the fans went frenzy. The early minutes of pressure had yielded positive fruits.
Dwarfs struggled to contain Kotoko’s heat, but were able to hold on until added time in the first half. However, they paid dearly for lack of communication in the box and Sarfo Gyamfi capitalised on a defensive mix-up to cushion Kotoko’s advantage, placing the ball through the legs of helpless Frank Andoh.
The Abontoa Abontoa boys returned to the second half more determined and piled forward to reduce the deficit to get back into the game.
However, Kotoko were first to threaten. Dauda Mohammed found Burkinabe import Halipha Sedogo deep inside the goal area all alone. With the goalkeeper beaten, Halipha shockingly shot wide.
Numerous of chances followed, but the Porcupine Warriors were too awful to make them count.
At the other end of the pitch, Ohene Brenya, making his debut this season, was adjudged to have brought down Agban in the box by E.R Binney.
Gilbert Fiamenyo, returning to the local scene after leaving Hearts of Oak, took responsibility but failed to beat Ernest Sowah from 12 yards.
Dauda Mohammed made it 3 for Kotoko after 81 minutes. Ahmed Adams supplied him a perfectly lobbed ball. His first strike on goal was saved but he swiftly connected the rebound to seal victory for Michael Osei who has been the lubricant since his boss, David Duncan was asked to step aside until further notice.