Asante Kotoko head coach, Mariano Baretto has praised his side’s resilience in their win over AshantiGold.
The Porcupine Warriors silenced their regional rivals in match day 28 at the Len Clay Stadium on Sunday.
Midfielder, Fabio Gama’s well connected 22nd minute header, was enough to send Kotoko level on 50 points as Hearts of Oak after week 28 fixture.
Baretto said after game.
“The result was the best for us, it was a very tough match.
“We came to this match with many problems.
“We lost around nine players with injuries, with players who’s contract have ended and others who are down with malaria.
“Even Mudasiru played with malaria today Evans also.
“So we found some problems to make the best eleven.
“But the players who came, they did it well and we know AshantiGold in the second half will try to equalize,” the Portuguese trainer said.
“My players played with their hearts and their head.
“They needed to suffer and they suffered.
“When they need to run, they run.
“So we got the three points, what we are looking for because we are in a run, this is a marathon.
“It’s left with six matches now, any mistake can be a deadly mistake.” Baretto added.
Asante Kotoko will travel to the Dawu Park on Sunday, June 13 for their match day 29 fixture against bottom side, Inter Allies.