Songne Yacouba scores brace as Kotoko beat Storm Academy in a friendly

Burkina Faso international Songne Yacouba continued his goal-scoring form for Asante Kotoko in their friendly against Storm Academy at the Adako Jachie training park today.

The Porcupine Warriors defeated the division one outfit 3-0 in the friendly with goals from Songne Yacouba and Naby Keita.

The friendly was to prepare Asante Kotoko ahead of CAF Confederation Cup playoffs game against Ivorian side San Pedro.

Kotoko opened the floodgate with mind-blowing performances with Jordan Opoku, Naby Keita and Songne Yacouba creating goal glaring opportunities.

Midfielder Matthew Kelvin Andoh picked up a knock in the 10th minute and had to be replaced by youngster Samuel Frimpong.

In the 15th minute, Songne Yacouba opened the deadlock with a spectacular strike in the eighteen yard box.

The former Stade Malien forward collected a pass from inside the box, and shot into the bottom right corner which the Storm Academy goalkeeper couldn’t save the ball from entering the net.

Guinea international Naby Keita controlled Jordan Opoku’ square pass, he moved forward and unleashed a wild shot from mid-range which went so far wide in the 46th minutes.

The first forty-five minutes ended 1-0 for Asante Kotoko.

Coach Kjetil Zachariassen made three changes before the recess with Mudasiru Salifu, Ampem Dacosta and Alexis Didi replacing Martin Antwi, Augustine Sefah and Samuel Frimpong.

In the 50th minute, Naby Keita fed on the rebound from defender Stephen Tetteh Ayiku’s header to Jordan Opoku’s corner kick, and from the goal area, he unleashed a low shot into the middle of the net to make it 2-0 for Kotoko.

Storm Academy defender blocked an attempt and the ball fell on the quickest feet of Songne Yacouba. The striker unleashed an incredible rocket of a shot which went in off the upright and into the net to make net the final goal.

The match ended 3-0 in favor of the Porcupine Warriors at the Adako Jachie training park with Songne Yacouba scoring five goals in Kotoko last two friendly matches.

Kotoko starting line-up

GK: Osei Kwame
Augustine Sefah
Evans Owusu
Stephen Tetteh Ayiku
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
Collins Ameyaw
Matthew Kelvin Andoh
Jordan Opoku
Songne Yacouba
Naby Keita
Martin Antwi

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