Coach Seydou Zerbo insisted his early substitution in the first half helped them to humble Berekum Chelsea at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko were facing an imminent danger of losing their third Premier League match this season after Emmanuel Sarpong scored to put Chelsea 1-0 in front.
However, Coach Seydou Zerbo made an early substitution, bringing in Eric Zeze who scored the equalizer to replace Andrews Appau and ordered his players to improve their attitude and intensity during a foul-mouthed speech in the dressing room after the half-time whistle, inspiring the Porcupine Warriors for a remarkable comeback.
It was a difficult Premier League tie played in difficult or potentially distracting circumstances, so the fact his team emerged 2-1 winners at home was plenty for the Burkinabé tactician.
Coach Zerbo after the game said: “If you can see we tried our best and we had a lot of opportunities that should have been converted but we couldn’t. We needed to make changes per how things were going so we brought in Zeze and everything changed. And again we needed to strategize our performance and how to approach the second half during the break. That is what happened,” he revealed in an interview with StarTimes.
The win saw Seydo Zerbo’s side moved to the second place ahead of their make-or-break clash against league leaders, Aduana Stars on week 10.
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