• Short Summary

    KUMASI ASANTE KOTOKO, THE CHAMPION CLUB OF GHANA, BEAT THEIR LOCAL RIVALS, KUMASI GREAT ASHANTI BY THREE GOALS TO ONE IN ONE OF THE OPENING MATCHES OF THE 1967/68 SOCCER LEAGUE AT THE KUMASI SPORTS STADIUM RECENTLY.

  • Description

    KUMASI ASANTE KOTOKO, THE CHAMPION CLUB OF GHANA, BEAT THEIR LOCAL RIVALS, KUMASI GREAT ASHANTI BY THREE GOALS TO ONE IN ONE OF THE OPENING MATCHES OF THE 1967/68 SOCCER LEAGUE AT THE KUMASI SPORTS STADIUM RECENTLY.

    FROM THE OPENING SECONDS OF THE GAME GREAT ASHANTI WENT STRAIGHT INTO THE ATTACK BUT KOTOKO FOUGHT BACK TO SCORE THE FIRST GOAL IN THE 16TH MINUTE THROUGH THEIR CAPTAIN WILBERFORCE MFUM, PLAYING AT CENTRE FORWARD.

    UNDAUNTED GREAT ASHANTI KEPT UP THE PRESSURE AND EQUALISED WITH A GROUND SHOT FROM 30 YARDS WHICH LEFT THE KOTOKO GOAL-KEEPER ANUE-COFIE BEATEN.

    GREAT ASHANTI TOOK CONTROL OF THE GAME, DELIGHTING THE THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS WITH THEIR SKILL. IN THE 29TH MINUTE THEIR CAPTAIN NANA-KOFI MANAGED TO HEAD THE BALL INTO THE KOTOKO GOAL BUT IT WAS RULED OFF-SIDE.

    KOTOKO TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE AND INSIDE RIGHT ADARKWA EXPLOITED A MISTAKE BY THE GREAT ASHANTI DEFENCE TO PUT KOTOKO AHEAD WITH A HEADER, LEAVING THE HALF-TIME SCORE AT KOTOKO, TWO, GREAT ASHANTI, ONE.

    DURING THE SECOND-HALF THE TEMPO OF THE GAME SLACKENED. GREAT ASHANTI MADE OCCASIONAL RAIDS IN FRONT OF THE KOTOKO GOAL BUT FAILED TO EQUALISES.

    KOTOKO MADE VICTORY CERTAIN WHEN, WITH ABOUT 12 MINUTES LEFT FOR PLAY, LEFT-WINGER OSUMANU HEADED IN THEIR LAST GOAL TO BRING THE FINAL SCORE TO THREE-ONE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QP0LUTWVTQIV2UVV1VTV7LEO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QP0LUTWVTQIV2UVV1VTV7LEO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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