Kotoko cruised to a 2-0 win against Hearts in the first leg of the Tabea Super-2 clash on Sunday, but that does not mean that the Porcupine Warriors can take their foot off the pedal, according to Prince Acquah.
In the match that was played at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kotoko produced a stunning performance over the Phobians as Burkinabe import Yacouba Songne secured a brace on the afternoon.
But Prince Acquah told asantekotokosc.com on Thursday the lads would perform even better in the 2nd leg since they are not taking anything for granted.
“Games against Hearts are always difficult, but we made it a bit easier this time because everybody performed at his very best. We are poised to do even better on Sunday because the contest is not over yet.”
Hearts beat Kotoko 1-0 in the Premier League in May this year. Prince Acquah, who was one of the side’s key men, sustained an ankle injury after a brutal tackle in his first touch of the ball in the 2nd minute.
The nimble-footed offensive midfielder spent two months on the sidelines, and he tells the club’s official website, his stunning performance last Sunday was a revenge to Hearts for the incident that day.
“I was in good form then, but my hopes of getting a good game crushed after that early tackle”, said the player whose shot resulted in Yacouba’s first goal. “I was not scared of injury last Sunday. I was focused because I wanted to be at my best and punish them.”