Asante Kotoko are inching closer to playing in next season’s CAF Champions League after stretching their lead on the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League table.
The Porcupine Warriors went past Dreams FC twice in week 18 through a penalty and one from open play courtesy Cameroon striker, Franck Mbella at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.
The win sees Kotoko go 10 points clear off second place clubs, Bechem United and Aduana Stars after 18 games.
Kotoko will return to continental football after last featuring in the 2019-20 season if they win their 25th league title this season.
The story could have been different if Dreams FC had taken their chances in the first half against a jittery Kotoko side and Prosper Narteh explains the reasons behind the Porcupine Warriors early jitters.
“I think we lost the balance in defence in terms of our structure and shape at the back and we gave them a lot of 1v1 situations, created a lot of spaces for them which we didn’t cover. “So as a technically good side like Dreams, you expect them to use those spaces.
“So that was why around those times we were caught some of the times but later I think with Sheriff in there, it brought some stability and we were able to keep to our shape.” Prosper Narteh Ogum told StarTimes.
Kotoko lead the table with 40 points and will next travel to the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park against second place Bechem United in week 19.