Recent history of rained off matches the involves Asante Kotoko means they enter the replay of Monday’s President Cup match with so much confidence to carry the day against sworn rivals Accra Hearts of Oak thansk to their recent perfect record in rained off matches.
Below are the recent rained off games that involved the Porcupine Warriors and final results of the replayed games.
Asante Kotoko vs Dolphins FC
Sunday 11 May 2008. Asante Kotoko led Dolphins of Nigeria in a CAF CC game at the Babayara. The game was rained off after the first half when Kotoko led 1-0.
Replay on Monday 12 May 2008 – Kotoko 4 Dolphins 1 -as Eric Bekoe scored a brace in the Round of 16 second leg tie where Kotoko had lost 2-0 in the previous away tie.
All Stars vs Asante Kotoko
Wednesday 25 June 2008. The All Stars v Kotoko One Touch League game had to be called off after 32 minutes in the first half as game was tied at 0-0. The heavy downpour in Wa on that faithful Wednesday could not allow the soccer game to continue.
What happened the next day when the game was replayed? Well, the replay was on Thursday 26 June 2008 and at the end of the 90 minutes it was All Stars 0 Kotoko 2 and it was huge center forward Kwabena Yaro – who was a kind of fan favorite due to his massive size and how he bullied defenders – who netted the two goals.
Ashantigold vs Asante Kotoko
Sunday 26 Feb 2017. Ashantigold vs Kotoko league game was called off in the second half due to heavy rains in Obuasi when the two teams were leveled at 1-1.
Replay on Monday 27 Feb 2017. Ashantigold 0 Asante Kotoko 1 – Yakubu Mohammed punished his former club as he scored an incredible header goal from an Emmanuel Gyamfi cross.
For Hearts of Oak, I do not recall the last time the club was involved in a rained off game in recent times and for that matter this comparison is not complete since record of events of rained off games involving Hearts of Oak is not readily available as at the time I write this story.
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