Medeama SC produced a vintage come-from-behind performance to beat Asante Kotoko 2-1 on the road on match-day 21 of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League (GPL) Saturday afternoon.
Kotoko enjoyed the better part of the early exchanges at Len Clay Stadium and took the lead in the 13th minute through a captain Emmanuel Gyamfi header from close range.
But Medeama responded swiftly after going down. And coach Yaw Preko’s men soon got into their stride dominating both possession and midfield territory with style.
Entering the half-hour, skipper Tetteh Zutah picked out Prince Opoku Agyemang who brilliantly beat Kotoko’s offside trap to swiftly unleash a low grounder with his left foot.
Seven minutes later, Opoku Agyemang nearly scored again but his free header from close range went wide.
In the 42nd minute, Andy Kumi got a rare chance to put the Porcupines back in the lead but goalkeeper Frank Boateng did well to step out and close him down and block his shot for a corner kick.
Richard Boadu ensured the visitors would go into the break with a 2-1 lead deep into added time with a long drive that caught a fortunate deflection off Habib Mohammed to beat goalkeeper Razak Abalora.
The second half saw trailing Kotoko enjoy most of the possession but could not break down the resolute visitors who were happy to sit behind and soak in the pressure.
Substitute Godfred Asiamah nearly pulled Kotoko level in the 85th minute with a strike from distance that went into the post.
It could have been 3-1 in the final of 6 minutes additional time but Opoku Agyemang, with Abalora at his mercy, fluffed the chance.
The Mauve and Yellow would go ahead to pick an important victory – their second ever at Kotoko’s home in their Premier League history. Their first time was a 1-0 win at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on September 5, 2010.
Medeama, now on 36 points, displace Kotoko (35) from the top of the league standings after 21 matches.