Aduana Stars got off to a better start. Kwame Adom sent a beautiful through ball to Yahaya Mohammed, but Kotoko’s Andrews Appau did a great job of covering the ball and making sure it rolled out for a goal kick.
A few minutes later, Asante Kotoko almost scored when Stephen Amankona’s low cross hit an opponent and went wide.
After Bright Adjei, the team’s top scorer, took control of a pass and tried to get through, but was stopped by Mubarik Yusif, Aduana Stars started to get the hang of the game.
Both teams continued to play evenly. Emmanuel Gyamfi made a fast run into the box to try to upset his old team, but Emmanuel Nettey made a great sliding tackle to save the day.
As expected, the Porcupine Warriors broke the game’s streak of never having been played before.
Mbella’s thunderous shot from outside the box in the 38th minute put the Reds ahead. The Cameroonian now has 18 goals in the league.
After the break, Kotoko almost doubled their lead after just six minutes, but Aduana Stars goalkeeper Joseph Addo stopped Sheriff Mohammed’s shot.
The Dormaa club started to put on more pressure as they tried to get an equalizer.
Bright Adjei hits a breakaway shot from a dangerous spot, but Imoro Ibrahim moves quickly to make sure he doesn’t have any room to move in the 18-yard box.
After George Mfegue was knocked down in the box in the 61st minute, Kotoko gave him a penalty kick. Frank Etouga Mbella stepped up, but Joseph Addo was able to block his shot.
In the 83rd minute, the home team was given a penalty for the second time. They had a chance to make their lead bigger, but Aduana Stars captain Joseph Addo blocked Frank Etouga’s shot again.
Bright Adjei scored with a header in the 91st minute to tie the game at 1-1, and both teams got the same amount of points after that. The game ended in a 1-1 tie at the Kumasi Baba Sports Stadium.