18 February 2013

Ghana/Equatorial Guinea: Seven-Star Kotoko Too Much for Nguema

Ghana champions Asante Kotoko took a giant leap towards a place at the next round of the 2013 Orange CAF Champions League courtesy a 7-0 win over Sony Ela Nguema of Equatorial Guinea on Sunday in Kumasi.

The Porcupine Warriors led by four goals at half time before scoring three later in the second session to seal a commanding win ahead of the second leg in Malabo in a fortnight.

The Equatoguinean champions must score at least eight unanswered goals to oust the two-time continental champions and dash their hopes of reaching the next stage of the premier continental club championship.

The hosts broke the deadlock after 13 minutes through captain Kofi Nti Boakye, with a header from a Abdul Aziz Yusif cross that beat goalkeeper Fidele Ovono.

On 29 minutes, Yusif doubled the lead by tapping in Bobie Ansah's effort to confirm their dominance. Few minutes later, midfielder Michael Anaba scored the third goal before Nti Boaye scored his second of the game before half time.

Kotoko resumed strongly and were up by five goals on 70 minutes through Richard Mpong before substitute Seidu Bancy made it six minutes later.

As the clock ticked on, Uganda-import Joseph Ochaya sealed victory with the seventh goal as Kotoko recorded one of their biggest wins in the history of the continental club championships.

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