Kotoko’s march towards another Premier League title was slowed on Thursday as they went down 2-0 in Sogakope against Great Olympics.
Two first half goals from Michael Osei and Emmanuel Akesseh sealed the deal for the Dade Boys to move out of the relegation zone.
Coach Abdulai Gazale made just one change to his line-up following the impressive win over Aduana Stars on Sunday, but his team struggled to deal with the strugglers.
Olympics took the lead through Michael Osei’s powerful header. The striker connected Christopher Nettey’s eighth-minute cross to break the deadlock.
Emmanuel Akesseh also struck Olympics’ second goal in the 38th minute to record their first win in three games to keep their survival hopes alive.
Even though Kotoko came away with a 2-1 win against the league leaders but they were still going through a rough run of form in the league. The momentum from that clash was not translated in the game against the Dade Boys.
Despite raising their intensity in the second period, they were unable to break down the relegation-threatened side that were full value for victory.
The vital win takes Great Olympics up to 14th. Kotoko remain fifth, level on 42 points with Accra Hearts of Oak who lost on Wednesday.
The Porcupine Warriors will now turn their focus on week 29 clash against Tamale City at the Baba Yara Sports.
The Tamale boys will enter the game back of a 4-1 victory against Hearts of Oak but Kotoko will look to get back on track again.
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