Special Competition: I didn't ask AshantiGold players to delay in win over Kotoko - Coach Zakariassen

Published on: 13 May 2019

AshantiGold head coach Kjetil Zachariassen has denied the assertion that he instructed his players to employ delay tactics in their 1-0 win over regional-rivals Asante Kotoko at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium in the NC Special Competition.

The Miners bounced back from their midweek defeat to see off the Porcupine Warriors on matchday 11 of the competition on Sunday courtesy Mark Agyekum's first-half strike.

Many were of the conviction that, Ashgold delaying tactics during the home win characterized the inability of Kotoko to enjoy the game.

"The players know I always want to score. I always want to attack so they help me to relax a bit. Football is all about scoring and the best defence is to score so the players delayed by themselves," he said after the game.

"We had planned to score at least two, one in each half but unfortunately we missed some opportunities that normally the guy's score".

"If you see the number of players in the box and you realize it is a smart build-up then you will appreciate it was a smart game by the guys".

The win moved lifted Ashgold to the 4th position on Premier A table with 14 points after 11 round of matches.