Cameroonian import, Franck Etouga has made his presence felt ever since given the chance by Asante Kotoko coach, Prosper Narteh Ogum.
The sturdy striker has so far scored three goals in this season, with his first in a 1-1 draw against Real Tamale United in week eight at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Etouga netted a brace in Kotoko’s 2-1 win over Legon Cities FC at the Dawu Park in week nine on Sunday – giving coach Prosper Narteh a huge sigh of relief.
He poked home the Porcupine Warriors’ opener in the 29th minute after an assist from countryman, Georges Mfegue.
Kotoko were pegged back by Ahmed Rahman’s equalizer after goalkeeper, Razak Abalora missed an aerial challenge on the 33rd minute.
Etouga will become Kotoko’s savior by taking them ahead once more on the 77th minute with an assist from Stephen Amankonah.
The 2-1 lead eventually stood as the winning score line – returning Kotoko to winning ways for the first time in four matches.
Etouga’s interview with StarTimes was translated by Africa-foot.com’s Adamu Muftawu.
“Well, thanks to the team. It’s the performance of the team and not mine [alone].
“It’s the work from training. We worked for good results.
“It’s the performance of all the team. Thank God I scored twice today. We thank God.” Frank Etouga told StarTimes in French as translated by Africa-foot.com’s Adamu Muftawu.
Asante Kotoko had gone three games without a win prior to meeting Legon Cities FC.
They pulled a goalless draw at Karela United in week six, fell 3-2 at the Baba Yara Stadium to King Faisal before being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Real Tamale United in week eight.
The record Ghana Premier League holders, [24 titles] have now raked in 17 points with a week seven outstanding against rivals, Hearts of Oak.
Their next fixture is against West Africa Football Academy in week 10 at the Baba Yara Stadium.