Asante Kotoko head coach, Mariano Baretto has admitted that Thunderbolt FC gave them a good run for their money in the MTN FA Cup game.
The Porcupine Warriors dug deep to beat the third tier side 3-1 in round 32 of the FA Cup on Saturday.
The win sends the record Ghana premier league holders into the last 16 of the cup competition.
Baretto said of the win against Thunderbolt FC.
“It was a typical cup match, in cup matches, the small teams normally they try to beat the bigger teams.
“In Ghana, in Portugal, in German many times you see third division clubs beating [bigger clubs] and they [Thunderbolt] tried.
“The first forty five minutes, we did not deserve to be in the game.
“I talked seriously with my players, second half they showed little bit of what we were able to do, we scored three goals but for Thunderbolt, I have to give one word, good job, they created a lot of problems. [for Kotoko].” Baretto said.