Dreams FC’s quest to shock Asante Kotoko was not realized when they fell to the Porcupine Warriors on Saturday.
Kotoko came from a goal down on the 38th minute to silence the Still Believe Boys by 3-1 on match day 23 at the Len Stadium in Obuasi.
The record Ghana premier league holders scored their second goal from the penalty spot from defender, Abdul Ganiu.
A penalty awarded to Kotoko after Andy Kumi was judged to have been pushed down Dreams FC goal area did not enthuse the visitors’ coach, Vladislav Viric who said, players must be allowed to play and decided results of games.
“Because me as a coach training every day, live for football.
“When I wake up, I think about football, when I go to sleep, I think about football, about my players, about formation.
“I only sometimes make mistakes but I only want player to decide who is going to win and I’m so proud of my players.
“They play amazing game with character with belief.
“Of course we did a lot of mistakes it’s ok, it doesn’t matter.
“Me as a coach I will tell you we in the last third we didn’t do good, it is true but still doesn’t matter.
“Let players decided who is going to win, I’m so sad.” Vladislav Viric said.
Kotoko climbed to the top of the table with 41 points from 23 matches.
The Still Believe Boys Boys started off their game at the Len Clay Stadium with utmost confidence taking the game to the Porcupine Warriors.
The energy and force resulted in the opening goal in the 38th minute when Agyenim Boateng slotted home from the spot after Brazilian import, Fabio Gama handled the ball in the goal area.
Kotoko pulled parity from another Brazilian, Michael Vinicius on the 42nd minute.
Kotoko were awarded a penalty after substitute striker, Andy Kumi was judged to have been fouled in Dream FC goal area which did not go down well with the visitors.
Defender, Abdul Ganiu made no mistake in sending Kotoko into the lead at 2-1.
Andy Kumi cushioned the Porcupine Warriors with the third goal for Kotoko to reclaim the premier league top spot.
Dreams FC coach, Vladislav Viric who was not enthused with the penalty awarded to Kotoko for their second goal expressed sadness about the state of officiating.
“It’s very interesting how eleven against eleven players and some being on the bench.
“Because the game will be better game, they call some people to help them.
“They are in Black you know, to help them be better game.
“And they wasn’t helping today and I’m so sad.” Vladislav Viric said.
Kotoko are top of the 2020/21 Ghana premier league with 41 points from 23 games.