Asante Kotoko recorded a 1-0 narrow win over visiting Amidaus Professionals in their match day 18 of the First Capital Plus Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi, on Wednesday.
The homers should have recorded a cricket score-line, but were wasteful upfront, failing to bang in the needed goals to the disappointment of the technical team and their teeming supporters.
The Porcupine Warriors piled up incessant pressure on the visitors right from the beginning and wasted a glorious chance in the third minute as Aziz Yussif shot wide after taking on the Amidaus? defence.
The homers, taking control of the game went all out and created some decent chances in the 10th, 17th and 21st minutes, however, good anticipation on the part of goalie Eric Ofori Antwi denied Kotoko from hitting the target.
The visitors nearly stunned their opponents in the latter stages of the first half when striker Nana Poku took advantage of a defensive blunder and unleashed a thunderbolt which was saved by goalkeeper Joseph Addo.
Kotoko commenced the second half with more urgency in their game and fetched the only goal on the 48 minutes, courtesy Seidu Bancey who connected home a Richard Mpong well-taken cross from a counter-attack.
Gingered by this goal, the Porcupine Warriors pinned down Amidaus to their own half, using the flanks effectively, but goalie Antwi rose equal to the task.
The visitors, finding it difficult to stop the Kotoko marauding attack, played cautiously in the latter stages as they resorted to a more defensive strategy to end the match. GNA