Burkinabe import Songne Yacouba scored two beautiful goals as Asante Kotoko posted a 2-1 win over defending champions Aduana Stars on Sunday in the last match to end the first round of the Zylofon Cash Premier League.
He scored in each half to hand the Porcupine Warriors priceless victory despite Aduana's dominant display.
After a bright start, Aduana fell behind against the run of play when Yacouba scored a brilliant free kick in the 7th minute.
The offensive midfielder struck the ball underneath the wall, catching goalkeeper Joseph Addo by surprise.
Aduana got the ball into the back of the net but referee Issaka Afful ruled for offside as the first half ended.
Two minutes into the start of second half, Kotoko increased their lead courtesy Yacouba.
An unmarked Yacouba slotted home from close range after a fine low cross from midfielder Prince Acuqah.
Aduana were, however, given a lifeline when Bright Adjei pulled one back on 67 minutes.
They pressured Kotoko's defence with coach Yusif Abubakar brining on Yahaya Mohammed and Uba Ikama.
Watch all the goals in Asante Kotoko's 2-1 win over Aduana Stars:
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