Good evening and welcome to the live commentary session of the Ghana Premier League encounter between Asante Kotoko and Bechem United.
The two teams will be going head to head tonight at the Accra Sports Stadium in what will be a Match Week 12 fixture of the ongoing 2019/2020 domestic top-flight campaign.
Kotoko who has adopted the Accra Sports Stadium as its new home venue is hoping for a win today to ensure they bounce back from the disappointing 2-1 loss they suffered against Asokwa Deportivo in the Round of 64 of the MTN FA Cup.
They, however, go up against a Bechem United side who has been playing with confidence and swagger since the season commenced. The away team is tipped to present a tough opposition to the Porcupine Warriors in a match that will be played under floodlights on a wet surface.
Kick-off: And we are off at the Accra Sports Stadium - Kotoko 0-0 Bechem United
Kotoko with have a foul halfway into the Bechem United centre half as Emmanuel Gyamfi is stopped in his runs. The resulting kick is wasted.
2 minutes played with both team's yet to create a dangerous chance.
Wiliam Opoku latches on Justice Blay's pass but shoots just wide from the edge of the box.
5' Habib Mohammed's kick is intercepted but the defender is quick to win the ball and initiate an attack.
10` Emmanuel Gyamfi feeds on Augustine Okrah's accurate defense-splitting pass but could not quite control it well as he directs the ball to the goalkeeper with his first touch.
Imoro Ibrahim gets to a header by Martin Antwi and shoots, but the effort is off-target.
The game has gradually intensified with Bechem United under a lot of pressure. So far they have managed to stay compact.
Just like that, Bechem United has equalized. Hafiz Konkoni with the goal on the 21st minute to hand his side the lead against Asante Kotoko.
Justice Blay loses the ball close to the penalty box but Agyeman Badu is quick to guard Salifu Moro's attack to touch.
31: Asante Kotoko 0-1 Bechem DRAMA! Referee whistles for a penalty and then change his mind after a Bechem United defender appeared to have handled Justice Blay's header inside the box.
Goalllllll. Martin Antwi scores after a good move by the home team.
Asante Kotoko 1-1 Bechem United.
A resilient performance from the Porcupine Warriors produces another goal before the break. This time around it is Augustine Okrah with the goal.
Asante Kotoko 2-1 Bechem United
We will be back with second-half updates after 15 minutes.
Game restarted after the short break.
Kotoko looks to be playing at a high tempo. Seems Maxwell Konadu's message in the dressing room was simple. Get the third goal and let's manage time from here on.
GOAL!! Asante Kotoko 3-1 Bechem Utd ( Ibrahim Moro 57mins)
The Porcupines are now playing like Porcupines. That was a good goal to give the side a 2-goal lead.
66 minutes played.
Kotoko 3-1 Bechem. A string of short passes is completed with a through ball to Salifu Imoro, but his effort has sailed across the face of goal to touch.
SUB! Maxwell Baakoh is on for Martin Antwi
Kwame Baah pulls up a one-handed save to thwart Adu Kwabena's header towards the near post.
73: Asante Kotok 3-1 Bechem
It is temporary hold up here as Kwame Baah and a Bechem United player receives treatment after crashing into each other inside our penalty box.
SUB! Mudasiru Salifu is on for Augustine Okrah We are now into the final 10 minutes.
It is all over at the Accra Sports Stadium as Kotoko bags the maximum points courtesy a 3-1 win against Bechem United.