Kotoku Royals Grab First League Win Under Akakpo Patron


Akyem Kotoku Royals Rush Football Club has registered its first win after doing away with the services of head coach Seth Ablade late in 2022.

Earlier, today at the Cape Coast Stadium, Kotoku Royals beat Berekum Chelsea 2-1 to register only its second league win in the team’s debut run in Ghana’s elite club football division.

Kotoku trailed early after Chelsea’s Kalo Ouattara scored in the ninth minute but regrouped to get two quick fire goals from Edward Mensah and Richard Dzikoe in the 31st and 35th minute respectively to snatch the win. (Click highlighted text to watch goal)

Ablade was sacked ahead of the betPawa Ghana Premier League 2022-2023 season’s commencement in the aftermath of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Under Ablade, the Akim Oda based team won just a game, drew another game and lost six league ties to drop to the league’s bottom spot.

Assistant coach Akakpo Patron has been named as interim head coach but oversaw a 0-3 loss to Legon Cities and a 2-3 loss to Real Tamale United prior to today’s contest.

Despite the win, Royals still rank bottom of the 18 team league standings with seven points; three points adrift 17th placed Tamale City.

Kotoku Royals play Aduana Stars next on Thursday, January 12.

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