Karela United’s head coach, Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko, has commended his team for their resilience and dedication following their thrilling 1-1 draw against Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
The Passioners showcased their fighting spirit by bouncing back from a goal down to secure a valuable point in the match.
The game didn’t start well for Karela United as defender Abdul Rashid Mohammed unintentionally scored an own goal in the 29th minute, giving Kumasi Asante Kotoko the lead.
However, the Aiyinase-based club refused to be disheartened and mounted a determined comeback.
In the second half, Karela United continued to press for an equalizer, and their efforts paid off in the 75th minute. Fatawu Mohammed emerged as the hero for Karela, scoring a crucial goal to level the game at 1-1.
After the match, Coach Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko acknowledged the team’s fighting spirit and praised their commitment, although he admitted there were areas where they could have performed better, particularly in defense.
“I believe that we played a good game today,” said Coach Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko. “We could have won the game if we had been more clinical in front of goal. However, the boys demonstrated great fighting spirit and commitment when we were trailing.”
Despite the draw, Karela United remains in the 16th position in the league standings with 41 points.