Asante Kotoko have completed the double over Coton Sport de Garoua
following a 2-1 victory on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to progress
to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Porcupine Warriors advanced on a 5-3 aggregate score after
beating the Cameroonians 3-2 in Yaounde a week ago in the first-leg clash of
the playoff round.
Captain Amos Frimpong converted a penalty on the stroke of
half time before Maxwell Baakoh doubled their lead in the 53rd minute to
effectively killed the tie.
The visitors reduced the deficit through Oumar Sali in the
81st minute but C.K Akunnor’s men held on to take the win.
The result meant that Kotoko have finally secured their
long-awaited progress to the Group stage of CAF’s second-tier competition for
the first time since 2008.
They were finalists in the maiden edition in 2004, losing the
title to rivals Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. They have since
been struggling to cope with the expectations from their teeming supporters.