Asante Kotoko's head coach, Prosper Narteh Ogum, humbly acknowledged Bibiani GoldStars' dominant first-half performance and the team's overall strength and toughness during their recent clash in the 2023/24 Ghana Premier League. Despite a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bibiani GoldStars on matchday two, Ogum praised his team for showing improvement, particularly in the second half, and expressed his satisfaction with their overall performance.
During a post-match interview, Narteh Ogum commented on the match, stating, "In the first half, they looked tougher and stronger than us, but when we came back after halftime, we looked more settled and were able to connect our passes. The few changes we made brought some stability into the game upfront and allowed us to create a few chances."
He continued, "To me, we have lost, but I am impressed with our performance."
Narteh Ogum emphasized his satisfaction with the team's overall display, focusing on the positive aspects of their play. Despite the defeat, his optimism about the team's progress was evident in his remarks.
The match itself saw a series of exciting moments, with goals coming in quick succession. Prince Owusu Kwabena opened the scoring for GoldStars in the 66th minute, followed by Sherif Mohammed equalizing for Asante Kotoko in the 70th minute. However, the dramatic encounter was ultimately decided by Eric Bosomtwi, who netted the winning goal for Bibiani GoldStars in the 74th minute.
Asante Kotoko's fans will be eager to see how the team continues to develop and adapt in the upcoming matches of the Ghana Premier League, with Coach Narteh Ogum's optimism serving as a source of encouragement for both players and supporters alike.