BY Afeseh Apong
▪️Franck Thierry Mbella Etouga scored twice to sail a routine win for Asante Kotoko
▪️ He has taken his goal tally to 13 goals
20_year_old Cameroonian forward Frank Mbella Etouga, has continued his Scintillating form in the Ghana premier league, as he scored twice to secure a two nil win for Asante Kotoko over Dreams FC, in match day 18 action.
In the game played at the Baba Yara Stadium, coach Prosper Narteh Ogum handed Charles Owusu his first start, replacing the injured Imoro and Justice Blay also made the starting XI for Mudasiru who starts from the bench alongside Appau, Samuel Appiah, Sarfo Taylor and Gama who were back in the squad after a while.
Cameroon’s attacking duo Mfegue Geroges and Mbella Etouga, have become undropable for the porcupine warriors.
A highly contested first half, saw Mbella Etouga highly isolated in the first half, with his first real involvement in the game coming at the 23rd minute, when he won a foul on the edge of the box, for a Kotoko free kick.
Etouga was called to action again at the 29 minute when Lamptey floating cross at the near post, met Etouga’s gets head to but the ball was stopped by goalkeeper Augustine Koomson of Dreams.
A zero all score line sanctioned the first half of the game, bit there was always going to be Etouga’s time to make the difference.
At the 71 minute, Etouga latched onto Lamptey’s through pass, gets his foot to it but was pushed down by the onrushing goalkeeper Koomson for a Kotoko penalty. Etouga stepped up and wrong footed the keeper, to put the porcupine warriors in front.
10 minutes later (82 minutes), Etouga made sure that any hopes of a comeback for Dreams FC were shattered, as he picked up a pass on the edge of the box, sends a ferocious shot goalwards which hit the woodworks, but he was in the right place to slot in the rebound and put Asante Kotoko two goals up.
Former Avion of Nkam’s captain Mfegue Georges, had an opportunity to add one more goal for Kotoko at the 89 minute, but was denied by goalkeeper Koomson.
A comfortable two nil win for Asante Kotoko, which keeps them top of the Ghana premier league, with 40 points from 18 games played.
Frank Mbella Etouga has been in top form since joining the porcupine warriors. He now has 13 goals in 14 games with Asante Kotoko, and is now topping the scorers chart in the Ghana premier league.
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