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GPL Week 7: Kotoko draws with Bechem United in Kumasi

In a highly anticipated fixture of the Ghana Premier League on matchday seven, Asante Kotoko and Bechem United locked horns in a thrilling encounter t

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In a highly anticipated fixture of the Ghana Premier League on matchday seven, Asante Kotoko and Bechem United locked horns in a thrilling encounter that culminated in a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

The Hunters fought from a goal down to earn a crucial point at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday as Kotoko failed to make their home advantage count.

Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh Ogum made two changes to his starting lineup that drew with Nations FC last weekend.  Nicholas Osei Bonsu and Nana Benyin made way for Steven Dese Mukwala and Georges Mfegue.

On the other hand, Bechem United coach Bismark Kobi Mensah also made two changes to the team that defeated Berekum Chelsea last weekend.  Seth Kwadwo captained the team again in the absence of Francis Twene, who missed the game due to fitness.

The Porcupine Warriors were the first to score in the match when Peter Acquah got the breakthrough just nine minutes into the clash. The home team went to the halftime break with an advantage.

And in a spirited performance, experienced attacker Augustine Okrah found the back of the net in the 54th minute to draw Bechem United level in the much-anticipated encounter.

With no additional goal, both teams had to settle for a draw.

Despite the draw, the Porcupine Warriors remain seventh on the Ghana Premier League table with 10 points while Bechem United sits 12th with 8 points after 7 games into the season.

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