Asante Kotoko midfielder, Richmond Lamptey has described his long range effort in their 3-1 opening 2021/22 Ghana Premier League victory against Dreams FC as a “normal thing.”
The former West Africa Football Academy and Inter Allies midfielder scored Asante Kotoko’s third and his debut goal from a farther distance as Kotoko saw off the “Still Believe Boys” at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
Lamptey scored a similarly goal against league holders, Accra Hearts of Oak last season and has repeated the dose in the opening season game for the record Ghana premier league holders.
The lanky midfielder said after scoring for Kotoko.
“It’s something I do often, even at the training ground I hit those long range shots.
“So it’s nothing new to me, it’s a normal thing for me.” Richmond Lamptey said.
2021 CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku who is on loan from lower tier side Steadfast, shocked Kotoko when he slalomed past four defenders to open the scoring for Dreams FC with 64 minutes played.
Midfielder, Salifu Mudasiru however 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 for Asante Kotoko.
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.
It was the turn of former West Africa Football Academy and Inter Allies midfielder, Richmond Lamptey who sealed the win for Kotoko deep into additional time with his trade mark long range effort.