CAF Confederation Cup: Songne Yacouba’s late goal snatches a point for Kotoko against Al Hilal in Kumasi

Published on: 10 March 2019

Asante Kotoko kept their hopes of qualifying from the group stage of the Caf Confederation Cup alive with a 1-1 stalemate against Al Hilal Omdurman at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.

The Porcupine Warriors scored a late goal to snatch a vital point against the Sudanese giants in their matchday five fixture of the Confederation Cup in Kumasi.

Al Hilal took a deserving lead through 20-year-old forward Waleed Bakhet Hamid strike in 33rd minute fo the game to stun the home fans.

Coach Akunnor reintroduced captain Amos Frimpong into the line up while Emmanuel Gyamfi recovered from injury to play. The pacy winger could have garnered the opener for the Fabulous Club but he could not convert his chances.

Abdul Fatawu Safiu rattled the crossbar on the hour mark as Kotoko pressed to get the equaliser in a keenly contested game.

The 27-time Sudan Premier League champions managed the tempo of the game as the 44-year-old gaffer continued to switch his system around, playing three back in the last 10 minutes of the game.

A section of the Kotoko fans at the Green stands expressed their displeasure at refereeing by flying missiles unto the playing third.

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu burst forward in an explosive move to set up Emmanuel Gyamfi who weighed in a cross for Songne Yacouba to head home for the equaliser.

Asante Kotoko will travel to Zambia to face Zesco United in their last group game in the Caf Confederation Cup.