Asante Kotoko suffered a 1-0 loss to Al Hilal in their pre-season friendly on Thursday in Dubai.
An own goal from Christopher Nettey condemned the Porcupine Warriors to a slim defeat in the keenly contested game.
Kotoko are in Dubai for a pre-season tour as coach Prosper Narteh fine-tune his team ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League which kicks off on October 29.
The coach gave his new players the opportunity to make their friendly debut with Richmond Lamptey, Clinton Opoku, Dickson Afoakwa, and Joseph Adomako all starting.
The team will engage in series of friendlies before making a return to Ghana on October 22.
Kotoko will be hoping to clinch silverware in the upcoming season after going trophyless last season.