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CAF Confederation’s Cup 2018/19 – Kotoko fall to Nkana in Kitwe

Ghana’s Asante Kotoko were beaten by ten-man Nkana side when they lost 3-1 to the Zambian side in CAF Confederations Cup.

The Group C match was played at the Nkana stadium in Kitwe on Sunday.

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The loss for Kotoko is their second in Group C after losing to Al Hilal on match day 1. They now sit at the bottom of the table with 3 points.

On the day, though, at Kitwe stadium, the home side controlled the ball possession early on and made their pressure pay by winning a penalty in the 21st minute which was duly converted by Freddy Tshimenga, 1-0.

Kotoko quickly hit back and levelled matters two minutes later after clinical finish from Yacouba Songné, 1-1.

At this point the goals were coming thick and fast and Ronald Kampamba restored Nakan’s lead with a deadly shot, scoring the first of his two goals in the 26th minute, 2-1.

Eight minutes into the second half the Zambian side doubled their lead thanks to a second goal from Ronald Kampamba, 3-1.

Kotoko tried to find their way back into the match and applied pressure on the Nkana goal, but the home sides defence stood firm for the most part.

Ghanaian import, Richard Ocran was given a second yellow card on the 73rd minute and that reduced Nkana to 10 men.

Nkana (2) 3 (Tshimenga 21’ pen, R Kampamba 26’ + 53’)
Asante Kotoko (1) 1 (Songné 23’)

Teams

Nkana: Chibwe, Zulu, Ocran, Mohammed (Antwi 75’), Musonda, Otieno, Tshimenga (Bahn 77’), K Kampamba (Chisala 80’), Malambo, Bwalya, R Kampamba (Nyondo 94’).

Asante Kotoko: Annan, Mohammed, Ganiu, Agyeman Badu, Frimpong, Gyamfi, Bonsu, Basiru, Baakoh (Nyarko 56’), Songne, Fatawu (Keita 63’).

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