Kumasi Asante Kotoko recorded their first win in the group stage of the ongoing CAF Confederations Cup when they hosted Zesco United from Zambia.
The Porcupine Warriors beat the Zambian envoy in the competition 2-1 to keep their hopes of qualifying from the group.
They took the lead on nine minutes through midfielder Kwame Bonsu whose long-range effort took a ricochet off teammate Abdul Fatawu Safiu to beat the Zesco United No.1 Jacob Banda.
Just before the half-hour mark, winger Emmanuel Gyamfi doubled Kotoko’s lead after connecting home Yacouba’s prosaic low pass with the outside of his boot from the left.
Zesco United striker Rahim Osmanu climbed off the bench to pull one back for the Zambian champions in the 72nd minute.
Zesco ended the match with ten men when Kondwani Mtonga received a straight red for a tackle deliberately stepping-on substitute Stephen Nyarko.
This is Zesco United first defeat in West Africa in three years.