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My second half tactics changed things over ‘defensive’ Asante Kotoko – Coach Akunnor

Head coach of Ashanti Gold SC, Charles Akunnor, has expressed delight at his team’s play and insists his side was tactical superior, resulting in the victory over Asante Kotoko in the Ashanti Derby on Sunday.

Addressing the press after a 2-0 victory over Asante Kotoko, the former Black Stars skipper revealed that a tactical change in the second half of the game and the discipline of his players on the field caused the magic over an extremely ‘defensive’ Asante Kotoko.

“I realized we played very well especially in the first half but Asante Kotoko were been very defensive making it difficult for us to score so I had to improvise in the second half and it worked. I’m happy for my players because they listened to the tactical instructions and executed it perfectly”, Akunnor said.

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The Miners, who have been the most impressive side in the league so far, continued their terrific early season form with a convincing 2-0 win over Asante Kotoko in the Ashanti derby at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

“It was a good game, we were patient in the game, Kotoko were defensive but we stayed true to our play because we knew at some point in the game they were going to open up and with the substitutions we made, it helped in opening spaces in their defense,” Akunnor added.

The miners have been the most impressive after week 5 and are sitting at the summit of the log with 13 points after beating both Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak in the process.

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