Brazilian import, Fabio Gama finally scored his debut goal but Asante Kotoko failed to beat Eleven Wonders in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League match-day 18 clash at Ohene Ameyaw Park Saturday.
For the second time this campaign, the two sides played out another 1-1 draw after registering the same scoreline when they first met in an opening day fixture at Kotoko’s adopted home – the Accra Sports Stadium.
Gama fed on a miskick in midfield by former Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong before unleashing a brilliant volley from distance past goalkeeper John Moosie for the opening goal of the game after 6 minutes. – his first in 12 league games for the Porcupines.
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Wonders reacted strongly after going down and rewarded themselves with the equalizer late before half time break.
Kotoko thought they had safely headed out a corner kick in the 41st minute but Wonders captain Rashid Mohammed collected the ball on the right and dummied past Gama before delivering a perfect cross into the box for Samuel Boakye to freely head home the leveller.
The hosts, with the momentum on their side, found the back of the net again in the 43rd minute but Clement Boahen’s effort was chalked off for offside.
The second half had Eleven Wonders taking control of the midfield.
Coach Ignatius Osei-Fosu’s men created many chances but failed to score any of them.
Amos Frimpong came close, likewise goalscorer Boakye a couple of times, Michael Osei who nearly surprised Abalora with a volley in the 81st minute and the three attacking involvements of ‘veteran’ striker Alex Asamoah who was thrown in late in the game.
Wonders would be left ruing an opportunity to beat Kotoko was not taken to mark a good start to the second round of the season. They move their points tally to 21 while Kotoko are now on 28.
Samuel Boakye was named NASCO man-of-the-match.