Kotoko hold Kariobangi Sharks in Kenya
Accra- Kumasi Asante Kotoko held their Kenyan counterparts, Kariobangi Sharks, to a goalless draw game at the Kasarani Stadium, in Kenya, on Saturday.
The Porcupine Warriors began the first half on the front foot, but the Sharks were able to hold a very strong defensive line in the early stages of the game to keep the game level.
Despite the early dominance from the Porcupine Warriors, the Sharks had some good chances in the first half, but Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan was equal to the task as he delivered some brilliant saves.
After the scoreless first half, the Sharks began the second half on the front foot again, as they searched for opener, which would boost their chances of winning the game, but the Kotoko defence handled the pressure with ease.
Substitute Sogne Yacouba should have put Kotoko in the lead in the late stages of second half, but his effort on goal went narrowly wide to the relieve of the Sharks defence.
The two sides would lock horns on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Babayara Sports Stadium in the second leg of the encounter as both sides target progression to the next stage of the competition.
Source: Ghana News Agency