Techiman XI Wonders attacker Alex Asamoah has insisted losing 1-0 to Asante Kotoko doesn’t mean the end of the world and has charged his teammates to take the loss in their strides.
Ganiyu stepped up to score in the 73rd minute with a superb penalty after the visitor's defender had fouled winger Emmanuel Gyamfi in the penalty area.
The Porcupine Warriors prior to the game had gone three games without a win having dropped points against Berekum Chelsea, Bechem United and Ashanti Gold SC.
The visitors started the game on a very good note but failed to utilize the few chances they had throughout the game as Kotoko finally punished them from the spot courtesy Abdul Ismail Ganiyu.
And, Asamoah who came off the bench to play for the visitors, says his teammates must put the defeat behind them.
“Ahead of the game they drew 1-1 with Bechem United and wanted to beat us. We did everything we could to avoid the defeat. But, they won through a contentious penalty. It’s not too bad losing by that margin to Kotoko,” the former Asante Kotoko star told ncspecialcompetition.com.
Wonders play host to Aduana Stars in a Matchday 13 clash at the Children’s Park on Sunday.
Aduana also recorded a 4-1 loss against AshantiGold at the Len Clay Stadium.
Mathematically Wonders stand no chance of progressing to the knock stages of the competition.
But, Asamoah, a former Ghana U23 attacker, is already drawing positives from their campaign.
“It is a good enterprise from the NC. It has helped the players very well so we are very grateful to the top hierarchy for doing what they’ve done for us the players,” he added.