Asante Kotoko played to an electrifying goalless draw against the current Ashanti Regional Division Two champions, PAC Academy, in an intense preseason friendly held at the Dr. K.K Sarpong Sports Complex on Wednesday morning.
This contest proved to be a challenging and entertaining fixture, delighting the fans in attendance with the exciting and impressive display of football exhibited by both teams.
While the Porcupine Warriors dominated possession and various aspects of the game throughout the match, they encountered difficulties in finding the back of the net.
Kalou Ouattara, the newly-signed forward who had scored a brace in their previous game against Cornerstones, had an opportunity to increase his goal tally from a penalty kick. However, in a dramatic turn of events, he was thwarted.
In contrast, PAC Academy displayed exceptional discipline throughout the encounter, maintaining their concentration and earning a hard-fought draw.
Their performance showcased their readiness to compete in zone two of the first division in the upcoming season.
For Asante Kotoko, this match marked their third game in the preseason as they continue to prepare for the upcoming season. Their focus at this stage is not solely on the results but on ensuring that their preparations progress smoothly, positioning them adequately for the forthcoming season.
Prosper Nartey’s team will face off against first division side Asekem FC in another high-profile match scheduled for 3:00 pm at the same venue later in the day.