How Kotoko players rated against CARA of Brazzaville at Baba Yara

A Soccer Analyst and Otec FM’s Royal Sports Host in the Kumasi Metropolis, Isaac Osei Akoto, has rated Kumasi Asante Sporting Club goalkeeper Felix Annan as the best player in the team’s match against the Congolese side CARA of Brazzaville, in the first round of their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round qualifier at the Baba Yara sports stadium in Kumasi on Sunday 11 January, 2018.

 Asante Kotoko scored a late penalty through substitute Yakubu Mohammed to beat Congolese side CARA Brazzaville 1-0, in the injury time after three previous spot kicks were squandered by the home side.

 In accessing the players’ performances after the game, Isaac Osei Akoto, the Head of Sports at Otec fm, rating Felix Annan a score of 9/10, said “he was very solid in post, kept an impossible clean sheet after two world class saves. You only see De Gea, Oblak, Neuer, TerStegen of this season, making such saves. He in my opinion won the game for Kotoko not Yakubu.”

 Below are the players’ ratings.

Amos Frimpong 6/10

As usual, the captain ran up and down for 90 minutes and contributed enough in creating chances for the team. But for his penalty miss, it would’ve been another perfect Afternoon for the ex BA Utd captain.

Eric Donkor 6/10

A bit silent in the game in my opinion but you can’t write off his contributions in creating dangerous situations with his in swingers and set pieces.

Awudu Nafiu 5/10

I rate his average. He is still struggling to gain his confidence back. Remember he spent entire last season on the bench. A top top quality player but couldn’t live up to my expectations.

Wahab Adams 6/10

Debut game for Kotoko in Africa for the ex Aduana Stars stalwart. Wasn’t tested too many times but excelled in the few times the Congolese tried taking him on.

Jackson Owusu 8/10

Very electrifying game for him. Won tackles, passed very well, tried some through balls couple of times which I expected him to unleash some long drives. He was just a delight to watch.

Emmanuel Gyamfi 4/10

Seen him had one of the bad days in a Kotoko jersey. He attempted many take-ons and failed in a lot of them. He got desperate and gifted CARA a penalty which Annan eventually saved. That was just not Pajero or perhaps a Pajero with a flat tire.

 Jordan Opoku 6/10

He started very well in the game but his power went off midway through. He failed to produce those trademark penetrating balls. I expect a strong competition for him from Sylla if his output remains same.

Sadick Adams 6/10

Missed a crucial penalty kick on the 8th minute that could have broken the CARA team down and exposed them more attacks. His usual strong mentality did not sway his concentration off. Came back into the game with couple of long drives which were being blocked by the CARA wall. I like Sadick because of his strong heart and I’m still asking myself why he did not take the rest of the penalties awarded Kotoko.

Kwame Boahene 7/10

Had a bit silent but impressive day. Who expected him to play a different role from where he had excelled all season? His dangerous moves from the flanks are what perhaps were missing from the Kotoko play. Struck the goal post, won a penalty and was very effective.

Baba Mahama 6/10

He saw a lot of play but contributed less than expected. Missed a penalty though but his general output is just above average.

Source: Otec Royal Sports



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