Legon Cities head coach Bashir Hayford has expressed happiness about his team’s performance against Asante Kotoko despite losing the game.
The Porcupine Warriors secured their first win of the season after defeating Legon Cities by a lone goal at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday night.
The Red and Whites took an early lead in the game when former Asokwa Deportivo striker, Osman Ibrahim, latched onto a loose ball in the box to put the hosts 1-0 up following a pinpoint cross from Patrick Asmah after 11 minutes.
Midfielder Kwame Adom Frimpong and goalscorer Ibrahim Osman were both subbed off in the first half due to injuries and were replaced by Sulley Muniru and Evans Adomako respectively.
“We were in the game right from the start to the end and we created many chances,” Bashir Hayford said after the game.
”I am very impressed with the performance of my players. If we continue to play like we did today I am sure we shall overcome the challenges we are facing currently.
He, however, remained confident his side will soon find a solution to their scoring profligacy.
”This team is a good side, we just need to work and work. Scoring is a problem at the moment and that needs to change,” he added.
Legon Cities striker, David Ocloo, had numerous chances to restore parity for the Royals but fluffed his lines and failed to make amends for the Money Bags.
Experienced forward, Asamoah Gyan, was brought on in the 60th minute to replace Ocloo but his presence could not bring a goal for Cities.
Asante Kotoko for the first time this season held onto their early lead and won the game by a lone goal to secure their first win of the season in three games after drawing their opening two games by a 1-1 stalemate.
Legon Cities on the other hand remain winless in five games and have conceded five goals, suffering two defeats and picking three draws in the process.