Asante Kotoko got back to winning ways after their slip in the previous week as they smahed Accra Lions 4-0 in Kumasi on Monday.
The Reds entered the match off the back of a 1-0 away loss to Karela United on Thursday, but a strong performance at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium saw Seydou Zerbo’s side reignite their title challenge.
Kotoko made the breakthrough in the 23rd minute of the first half, with mecurial midfielder Rashid Nortey converting a pass from Richard Boadu into the back of the Accra Lions goal from close range. It was his first goal for the Porcupine Warriors after three games.
Four minutes later, Steven Mukwala doubled the lead for the Porcupine Warriors, having breezed past the Lions defense to score.
Mukwala was simply unstoppable in today’s game. He then scored during the 49th minute to make it 3 for the holders, with the Ugandan international finding the of the net with a smart finish.
Asante Kotoko continued to outplay the visitors as Enoch Morrison scored a thunderbolt goal to help his side secure a 4-0 win.
Augustine Agyapong did well to keep out Accra Lions winger from scoring ten minutes from time.
Football really has no logic. Accra Lions entered the game after claiming a 3-0 win over Great Olympics with ten men in Accra but they struggled to deal with Kotoko’s attacking firepower.
Coach Seydou Zerbo made three changes from the team that started against Karela United in Anyinaase, with Augustine Agyapong, Sheriff Mohammed and Richard Boadu coming in as replacement for Samuel Appiah, Eric Zeze and Justice Blay.
Brazilian international Matheus Medieros also climbed from the bench to make his debut. He was introduced into the game during the 71st minute for Steven Mukwala.
The win brings the reigning champions back to the second place with 27 points – two points behind leaders Aduana Stars.
Accra Lions have slipped from the top four to the fifth place with 26 points.