Head coach for Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC, Mariano Barreto has given up the fight for the 2020-21 Ghana Premier League title following defeat to Hearts of Oak SC on Sunday afternoon.
The Porcupine Warriors gaffer after the game threw in the towel after his team was narrowly beaten by their arch rivals who also dominated the entire match.
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored the only goal of the match on the 70th minute mark to secure all three points for the Rainbow Boys.
“Of course, Hearts of Oak have three points more than us on the Premier League table with three matches to end season,” Barreto said after the game
“The remaining matches are tough, very difficult matches and for now the league doesn’t depend on us but what Hearts of Oak can do in the future”
“We have to continue to work hard but it’s still difficult” he added.
Kotoko will play relegation battlers Kumasi King Faisal FC in their next game whiles their rivals Hearts of Oak SC travel to face Ebusua Dwarfs FC in Cape Coast.