We started as underdogs but we did the needful - King Faisal coach Nurudeen Ahmed on victory against Kotoko

Published on: 05 December 2021

King Faisal coach Nurudeen Ahmed has said his outfit started the Ashanti derby as underdogs but did the needful by beating Asante Kotoko in matchday 6 of the Ghana Premier League.

The Isha Allah boys ended the Porcupine Warriors unbeaten run in the domestic top-flight on Sunday afternoon.

Zubeiru Ibrahim scored a hat-trick to propel his side to victory with Cameroonian forward George Mfegue grabbing the two consolation goals for Kotoko.

Speaking after the game, Nurudeen Ahmed expressed delight about their win and has therefore set sights on placing a respectable position at the end of the campaign.

“We started the match as underdogs but we did the needful even though they played better. Being needful means that you sit back and then you take your chances and then you take them on counter and the few chances we had we utilized them and that has been the game plan throughout the week” he said.

“Being join top on the league table mean we are on course but it’s just too early to say anything but we believe that if we continue to work hard, at least we will get a respectable position on the league table not necessarily to take the cup or something because we are not ready for Africa”