Following Kotoko’s 2-1 defeat to RTU, headcoach Prosper Narteh Ogum says his team did not play according to their game plan.
“I think they lost their focus on the field. Most of the things they were doing especially with the ball were not the things that they were supposed to do.
‘They were too individualistic on the field; most of the players didn’t play as a unit and as a unit, and I think that actually affected us.”
The Porcupine Warriors went down by two goals after Ronald Frimpong opened the scoring on 27 minutes through a penalty, Victor Aidoo extended the lead for the home side with a superb header on 76 minutes.
But Mbella pulled one for his side via penalty on 85 minutes to reduce the deficit.
The home side held on tight to their play following a series of threats by Kotoko to pull parity as the game ended in favour of RTU.
In reacting to the penalty awarded to RTU, Prosper Ogum said:
“If you look at the penalty we conceded it was not necessary, the tackle from Asmah was not necessary, and if you look at the way Danlad also came out, it was not necessary because [Samuel] Appiah was with him.
‘So once you had the defender with an attacker yours was to keep your line of movement in line with the ball so that if he misses you can react, and if he gets the ball and he takes the shot at a goal you would be able to save it.”
The result means Kotoko are still on top of the table with 52 points whereas RTU are 16th with 28 points.