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Sports News of Tuesday, 1 September 2020

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Today In Sports History: Asante Kotoko thrash El Mahalla 3-0 in African Cup Winners Cup

On this day 1 September 2002 (Exactly 18 years ago today) Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat Egyptian side Ghazel El-Mahalla 3-0 in the first leg of their African Cup Winners Cup competition quarter-finals match played in Kumasi.

Kotoko, who have not won a continental cup in 36-years, started well and dominated most of the first half. Stephen Oduro got the first goal in the 29th minute from a free-kick

Hamza Mohammed added the second just before half-time.

Captain Ablordey added a third from a penalty after an Egyptian defender handled the ball in the box. The Oseikrom boys went through some anxious moments in the dying minutes, as the Egyptians had a goal disallowed, hit the crossbar and had a series of free-kicks and corner kicks

Kotoko Line up: Osei Boateng, Aziz Ansah, Godfred Yeboah. Isaac “Ninja” Owusu , Joe Hendricks, Mohammed Hamza, Michael Osei, Godwin Ablordey (Captain), Nana Arhin Duah, Shilla Alhassan, Stephen Oduro

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