Ghana Premier League: Aduana Stars 2-1 Asante Kotoko – Porcupines suffer third straight defeat


Aduana FC clinched a contentious win over Asante Kotoko at the Agyeman Badu Stadium in Dormaa on Sunday, in a game overshadowed by controversy surrounding the decisive goal.

The Ogya lads took the lead early on, with Kelvin Obeng finding the net in the 9th minute amidst early pressure. However, Kotoko fought back and managed to level the score just before halftime thanks to a penalty converted by striker Steven Mukwala.

The second half unfolded as a tightly contested battle, with neither team able to gain a clear advantage until the 88th minute.

It was then that Richard Mahama’s header from close range ignited controversy, as the referee deemed it a goal despite television replays showing the ball hitting the post and rolling along the line before being cleared.

Kotoko’s coach Prosper Ogum was sent off for his protests against the decision, but he refused to leave the field, leading to a delay in the game’s continuation.

After the interruption, play resumed, and Aduana managed to hold on for a contentious victory. This win propelled them to third place in the league table, just three points behind leaders Samartex. Meanwhile, Kotoko dropped to seventh place in the standings.

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