Asante Kotoko overcame an early scare to emerge 3-1 winners over high-flying Liberty Professionals at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.
The Porcupine Warriors, after enduring a difficult week in which they made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, a put in a test of character as the visitors struck two minutes into the match day 7 of the 20115/16 Ghana Premier League encounter.
Playmaker Latif Ata Blessing unsettled the host with a sublime finish past goalkeeper Ernest Sowah, fulfilling an early promise of a goal in the encounter.
Kotoko reacted positively to the setback until their hardwork got rewarded from a corner kick in the 22nd minute. Centre-back Ahmed Adams’s goal-bound header took a ricochet off the body of Liberty’s Maxwell Mensah for the equalizer.
Ten minutes later, Dauda Mohammed gave Kotoko a 2-1 lead with a neat finish.
Liberty’s Daniel Kordie was given the marching orders in the 40th minute after he was adjudged to have elbowed Kojo Poku in a midfield tussle.
Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong put the game beyond the reach of the scientific soccer lads as he converted a penalty, making the scores 3-1 in the 88th minute.
Kotoko have leapfrogged from bottom of the table to 9th position while Liberty have dropped to 7th.
GPL Match day 7 Results:
Kotoko 3-1 Liberty
Scorers: [Ahmed Adams, Dauda Mohammed, Amos Frimpong (pen); Latif Blessing]
All Stars 1-0 Dwarfs
Scorer: [Atta Kofi Yeboah]
WAFA 1-1 New Edubiase
Scorer: [Samuel Tetteh; Prince Antwi]
AshGold 0-1 Dreams
Scorer: [Emanuel Hayford]
Berekum Chelsea 1 -0 Aduana
Scorer: [Asiwome Fumador]
Inter Allies 4-0 Bechem Utd
Scorers: [Isaac Twum, Prince Baffoe (pen), Gockel Ahortor, Ropapa Mensah]