Joseph E. Sarpong, head coach of Ebusua Dwarfs, has admitted that his side were second best in their 0-3 loss to Kumasi Asante Kotoko on Sunday.
The Abontoa Abontoa boys were awful at both ends of the pitch and were duly punished for their failure to rise to the occasion.
Kotoko took advantage and scored an early goal through Dauda Mohammed before Frank Sarfo Gyamfi doubled Kotoko’s lead in added time of the first half.
The final nail was hit on Coach Sarpong’s side late into the game courtesy a Dauda Mohammed effort, his second and Kotoko’s third of the game.
And the former Great Olympics boss heaped praises on the Porcupine Warriors.
“I think Kotoko did very well and I will not take that away from them, for a team that went away to beat a traditional rival (Hearts of Oak), they were very confident heading into this game,”he said.
“And coupled with all the promises, we knew we were coming to play a very difficult match because they are well motivated and they also want to climb to the apex of the league,” he added.
“We are also struggling down there, but I think in terms of intensity and transition in the game, I think Kotoko were ahead,” Sarpong told the press after the game.
Sarpong also blamed his players for some of the goals they conceded.
“Players carelessness might have caused some goals that were avoidable, but this is football,” he noted.