On this day 1 September 2002 (Exactly 18 years ago today) Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat Egyptian side Ghazel El-Mahalla 3-0 in the first leg of their African Cup Winners Cup competition quarter-finals match played in Kumasi.
Kotoko, who have not won a continental cup in 36-years, started well and dominated most of the first half. Stephen Oduro got the first goal in the 29th minute from a free-kick
Hamza Mohammed added the second just before half-time.
Captain Ablordey added a third from a penalty after an Egyptian defender handled the ball in the box. The Oseikrom boys went through some anxious moments in the dying minutes, as the Egyptians had a goal disallowed, hit the crossbar and had a series of free-kicks and corner kicks
Kotoko Line up: Osei Boateng, Aziz Ansah, Godfred Yeboah. Isaac “Ninja” Owusu , Joe Hendricks, Mohammed Hamza, Michael Osei, Godwin Ablordey (Captain), Nana Arhin Duah, Shilla Alhassan, Stephen Oduro