Sports News of Monday, 20 Could 2019
Former striker of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Ahmed Simba Toure, will be out to haunt his former club when ASEC clash with Kotoko for the coveted Otumfuo Cup on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sporting activities Stadium in Kumasi.
Toure, a previous main marksman of the Porcupine Warriors, returns to familiar grounds wherever he was a previous cult determine for the duration of two different stints with Kotoko, but on Sunday he will convert the gun in opposition to the dwelling side as he stars for ASEC Mimosas in a commemorative match to celebrate the 20th anniversary Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as the Asantehene.
Toure, who 1st showcased for Kotoko in 2007/08 period and returned to Kumasi for yet another spell in the 2011/12 season, is envisioned to guide the Ivorian side’s attack on Sunday and he will be enthusiastic to prove a level in opposition to his previous businesses.
The 31-12 months old Burkinabe, who ranks between the most productive international gamers to ply their trade with the Porcupine Warriors in modern a long time, was adored by supporters of Kotoko throughout his time with the club. He is currently experiencing a fine run of type and comes into Sunday’s match owning scored 10 goals for the Ivorian giants this season and will, probably, be a risk to the Kotoko defence.
Toure’s existence in the ASEC strip adds to the prolonged-standing rivalry involving the two sides with Kotoko bent on making certain they stamp their authority on the game and steer clear of an anti-climax to the celebration of the club’s owner’s ascension to the Golden Stool.
Kotoko have been having fun with a fantastic operate considering the fact that Coach Charles Akonnor took charge of the club 7 months ago. Sunday’s come upon signifies one more opportunity for the Porcupine Warriors to build on their recent successes and also get an critical trophy.
Akonnor is anticipated to preserve faith in his major marksman Abdul Fatawu, who has been in wonderful scoring form in the Exclusive Level of competition, with aid from Felix Annan, Augustine Sefah, Abdul Ganiyu and Emmanuel Gyamfi.
Sponsored by interaction giants MTN, the match will have a royal contact as the Ashanti monarch will be in attendance to complete the inspection of teams and the ceremonial kick off for the match at 3:00pm.
In accordance to the organisers, Primeval Media, the match will bring in GH¢10 for the Well-liked Stand, Gh¢20 for Centre Line and GH¢50 for tickets to the VIP stand.