Four penalties missed as Asante Kotoko beat CARA Brazzaville

Four penalties missed as Asante Kotoko edge out CARA Brazzaville

Kumasi Asante Kotoko's Accra vice circles chairman Mr. Kofi Adusei has disclosed the club will provide supporters with a free transportation to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium together with a match ticket going into their crunchy Africa confederations cup match with Congolese outfit Cara Brazevile come Sunday.

Saddick Adams missed from the spot in the sixth minute as the home side failed to capitalise on an early opportunity to take the lead following excellent pressure during the opening minutes of the contest.

Despite five penalty kicks awarded in the game, the home side converted just one of the four given to them while Cara missed the only penalty given to them. Meanwhile, CARA missed their only penalty. Both sides had a number of chances throughout the first half but they failed to send the ball into the back of the net as the first half ended goalless.

Wahab Adams came close in giving Kotoko the lead in the last stages of the first half but his ferocious low shoot effort was cleared off the line by Danga Bossina Chancy.

The only goal in that game was scored by Yakubu Mohammed.

In the 71st minute, CARA were awarded a penalty after a foul inside Kotoko box.

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Amos Frimpong's chose to take the next penalty, but his spot kick was saved by Chansel Massa in goal for Cara.

The Brazzaville-based side, who are now second in the Congolese top flight, host Kotoko in the return leg on February 21 at the Stade Alphonse Massamba Debat.

"The supporters were fantastic for coming in their numbers to cheer Kotoko team to victory", he said.

However, Senegalese match official, referee Issa SY from Senegal will make the headlines for awarding five penalties in a match.

Referee Isasa Sy awarded Kotoko a third penalty, but once again Baba Mahama also stepped and missed from the spot.

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