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Sports News of Thursday, 22 February 2018


Kotoko arrive home after Confederation Cup exit

The team arrived at the Kotoka International airport on Thursday afternoon

Kumasi Asante Kotoko have arrived home from Congo Brazzaville following their CAF Confederation Cup game against CARA Club. The team touched down at the Kotoka International airport on Thursday afternoon.

Kotoko were eliminated from the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup after losing 6-7 on penalties to CARA Club of Congo in Brazzaville on Wednesday.

The Porcupine Warriors fought gallantly, losing by a lone goal in regulation time to leave the tie even at 1-1 over the two-legs.

Kotoko also won the first leg by a lone goal in Kumasi a fortnight ago, squandering 3 penalty kicks in the process.

But they went to Congo full of confidence, and really put up a fight but CARA got a goal in the 30th minute to ensure the tie goes into penalty kicks.

In the nervy marathon penalty shoot-outs, Kotoko’s Obed Owusu, Kwame Boahene, Amos Frimpong and Jackson Owusu missed their kicks.

Kotoko missed four (4) of their ten (10) spot-kicks while CARA Club missed three (3) of theirs.

Kotoko will point to the maltreatment they received at the hands of CARA club prior to the game as a factor in their defeat.