Asante Kotoko stunned their bitter rivals, Hearts of Oak 1-0 in week 24 of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.
Cameroonian import, Franck Mbella converted from the spot on the 17th minute when Brazilian midfielder, Fabio Gama was adjudged to have been brought down by Abdul Aziz Nurudeen in the penalty area.
The penalty call by referee Kennedy Paddi did not go down well with Hearts coach, Samuel Boadu but he remains confident his side can still defend the title they won last last season.
“We want a beautiful Ghana football so if you beat me at your venue I don’t have a problem.
“But let’s make sure that good football will flow so that every Ghana will be happy for our league,” Samuel Boadu told StarTimes.
“Such a big game with such decisions sometimes makes things difficult for us.” Samuel Boadu added.
“Let’s play a fair game, good football and let’s see, those who came here are witnesses to Hearts of Oak’s good football so it shows.
“Until it is over we are still on course.”
The Porcupine Warriors now go on 52 points from 24 games and they keep inching closer to their first league title in eight seasons.
The goal is Franck Mbella’s 16th in his debut Ghana Premier League season.