Both Asante Kotoko and Aduana Stars started with ten men when they faced off on Wednesday at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park.
Video: Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu responds to why his team started with ten men against Aduana Stars
Head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Maxwell Konadu could not explain why his side played with ten men in the first half against Aduana Stars.
Reports from the teams' technical bench indicate that Aduana’s Farouk Adams and Kotoko’s Martin Antwi had slight knocks which required treatment.
But the treatment delayed the kick-off so the centre referee Alphonso Atiapah decided to whistle for the game to start with ten men from each side, since the laws of the game state that a football match can be played with a minimum of seven men.
Maxwell Konadu, when asked about the motive behind Kotoko's decision to start with ten players, said that he can't explain that but he is proud of his team.
Adams and Antwi dragged their feet in joining the game until after the first half.
Rumours circulating in the media suggest both sides had been hinted by spiritualists after they went for consultations that the results won't go in their favour if they start with eleven men on the field, so they started with ten men each.
The game was a tight one as the first half ended without a goal and the second half too failed to produce any goal.
However, Aduana Stars broke the deadlock with two minutes into the additional ten minutes.
Samuel Bioh emerged as the hero of the day when he gave a connection to a well-calculated pass to give his side all the three maximum points.
Aduana Stars have responded well after they were hammered 5-2 at Liberty Professionals on matchday 10- the highest goals the club have conceded in the Ghana Premier League history.
Asante Kotoko in their nine visits to Dormaa have lost 6 and drawn 3. They have never won at Dormaa.
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