Steven Mukwala, a forward from Uganda, scored twice to help Asante Kotoko defeat Hearts of Oak in a thrilling comeback on Sunday, December.
At Baba Yara Stadium, Hearts threw away a first-half lead as the Porcupine Warriors emerged victorious 3-2 on matchday 14 of the Ghana Premier League.
In Kumasi, Linda Mtange gave the Phobians the lead after 39 minutes, but their joy was short-lived as Isaac Oppong equalized Kotoko just before halftime with an incredible finish.
After exerting pressure on the home team during the day, Prosper Narteh Ogum’s team emerged from the break as the superior team.
When Richmond Ayi mishandled a shot and Mukwala made no mistake at close range to put his team ahead, Kotoko took the lead.
The Accra-based team called for an offside in the build-up to the goal, but the referee and his assistant would not hear of it.
With fifteen minutes remaining before full time, Mukwala finished his hat trick by tracking down a through ball from Richmond Lamptey. This forced a mistake from the Hearts defense, allowing the former to put the ball into an empty net to increase Kotoko’s lead.
Hearts managed to recoup a goal in added time, but it was insufficient to prevent Kotoko from winning all three points.
Kotoko has now won their last four Premier League games, scoring eight goals during that time, with the victory over Hearts of Oak.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah