Head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Prosper Narteh Ogum has talked about the change in tactics that stopped the marauding Dreams FC danger man, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.
The Porcupine Warriors were hypnotized in the first half of their opening 2021/22 Ghana Premier League fixture at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday by the “Still Believe Boye.”
The 2021 CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations winner shocked Kotoko when he slalomed past four defenders to open the scoring for Dreams FC with 64 minutes played.
The 17-year-old kept tormenting the record Ghana Premier League holders but Kotoko head coach had to tweak his formation to curtail his insurgence.
Coach Prosper Narteh Ogum brought on defensive midfielder, Richard Boadu to close down on the on loan Steadfast FC forward.
Prosper Narteh said of his substitution: “It was a good substitution we did, we tried to just make sure that we solidified the midfield of the park because we realized that Issahaku [Fatawu] anytime he had the ball, he some free space to operate.
“So we brought in Richard Boadu to mark the space and at the same time keep an eye on him [Fatawu Issahaku].
“You will realized that when Richard Boadu came in he was out of the game from that time.” Prosper Narteh Ogum said.
Asante Kotoko did not however rest on their oars after Abdul Fatawu Issahaku’s opener for Dreams FC.
Midfielder, Salifu Mudasiru latched on to a pass from Isaac Oppong, raced into the home side’s goal area and slotted home the equalizer on the 84th minute.
Young and enterprising forward, Isaac Oppong took advantage of Dreams fc’s poor clearance of Patrick Asmah’s cross to smash home Kotoko’s lead at 2-1 with 87 minute of game played.
Former West Africa Football Academy and Inter Allies midfielder, Richmond Lamptey sealed the win for Kotoko deep into additional time with his trade mark long range effort.