Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan has praised his teammates for showing character in their stunning win over Coton Sport de Garoua in the first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup in Cameroon.
The Porcupine Warriors defeated the Cameroonian champions 3-2 in Yaounde to take an early advantage ahead of their second leg clash in Kumasi on Sunday.
Annan, who once again produced another impressive display heaped praises on his teammates for showing "character" in the away win.
"When you believe everything is possible! Great character from the lads in a difficult away game! Thank God for the 3-2 victory but we still got to finish up in Kumasi! Thank you for you amazing support back home," Annan tweeted after the game.
Emmanuel Gyamfi put the visitors in front in the 8th minute by latching onto Abdul Fatawu Safiu's through pass to go one-on-one with the Coton Sport goalkeeper to slot into the middle of the net.
The goal came after Songne Yacouba and Abdul Fatawu Safiu had taken turns to miss from close range.
Maxwell Baakoh doubled the lead in the 30th minute with a cool finish into the left bottom corner after rounding up two markers.
Dauda Kamilo pulled one back for the hosts from the spot after Morrocan referee Samir Guezzaz's controversial penalty call to Maxwell Baakoh's tackle on an opposing player in the penalty box.
Fatawu Safiu restored the two-goal lead in the 50th minute by intercepting a pass from the Coton Sport goalkeeper to curl the ball into the far post before Guema Araina drew a consolation goal for the hosts in the 71st-minute with a half volley.
When you believe everything is possible!Great character from the lads in a difficult away game!Thank God for the 3-2 victory but we still got to finish up in Kumasi!Thank you for ur amazing support back home ???????? #Teamkotoko #CAFCC ???????? #OneTeam #OneLove ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/h2qlOg8SZ0— Felix Annan (@van_felix21) January 13, 2019
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