Sporting activities News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Kumasi Kotoko are eager to reach their double focus on this time as they encounter regional rivals, Ashantigold SC at the Accra Stadium tomorrow afternoon in the initial semi-finals of the Tier Two of the Specific Opposition.
Very last Sunday, Kotoko kept the aspiration on study course when they defeat arch-rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak 5-4 on penalties in the semi-finals of the Tier One contest and captain, Amos Frimpong suggests their eyes are company on yet another victory at the venue they are progressively turning into their 2nd property.
Frimpong, who converted the penalty that handed victory to Kotoko, insists there is no complacency in their camp as they are keen to conquer all they set their sights on this ‘special year.’
“It’s not normally that a person will get to be in this special condition with a opportunity to participate in in the finals of two unique competitions. We have been introduced with that prospect and we want to make the most of it.
“Just after the game towards Hearts, we turned our consideration to Ashgold. We wIll not be complacent at all we want to earn towards them as well. All the gamers are in fantastic shape for the match and we are also inspired after the Hearts earn,” he observed.
Nonetheless, the Obuasi-primarily based club, who misplaced their Tier 1 semi-finals match in opposition to Karela United very last Sunday by a lone objective, will seize this chance to qualify for the ultimate of the Tier Two, obtaining missed the likelihood to be in the remaining for the Tier 1, and possibly get a ticket the Champions League.
The match will be a dicey one as there are old scores to settle. When the two sides fulfilled in the Tier 1 contest in Group A, Kotoko received 2- in Kumasi but dropped -1 to Ashgold in the return match in Obuasi. This, for that reason, will be an opportune time to settle the tie.
Ashgold have been pretty impressive, topping their group with 23 points and efficiently heading past Medeama SC, New Edubiase and others to get to this phase. Nevertheless, their loss at residence uncovered their deficiency of focus and that could be exploited by Kotoko
Also, Coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor’s guys seem to be acquiring superior by each individual levels of competition and will request to achieve the higher hand with yet yet another early goal as they did past Sunday and establish on it to have the working day.
Coach Kjetil Zacharriasson’s lads this kind of as goalkeeper Frank Boateng, Richard Osei Agyemang, Eric Donkoh, Shafiu Mumuni, Richard Djodi, Appiah MacCarthy and other people will, also, hope to redeem the picture of the Miners.
The other semi-last match will be a Division 1 League contest between Unistar Academy and Nzema Kotoko at the Cape Coastline Stadium..