Bechem coach Annesse disappointed after Aduana stalemate

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The FA Cup holders failed to win the Brong Ahafo derby, but their coach is hoping for a better campaign when the championship resumes

Bechem United coach Vicenzo Alberto Annese says his side's missed chances led to a 1-1 stalemate against regional rivals Aduana Stars in matchday 15 of the Ghana Premier League played at the Fosu Gyeabour Park on Sunday.

A volley by Eric Owusu gave the hosts a commanding lead in first half but Amed Toure and Asante Agyemang failed to improve their lead despite several goal opportunities while Zakaria Mumuni claimed the equaliser for the visitors after the break.   

“It was a difficult fixture but we complicated the game by ourselves,” Annesse said.

“In the first half, we lost about three or four good chances to score an easy goal. One time, one-on-one with the goalkeeper and another one against one player so if you don’t put the ball in the net you can’t talk good about the players.

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“When you don’t score many goals in the first half and you don’t finish off the game like two or three goals up, then you can have problems in the second half. My team was tired in the second half and I think because they pushed forward too much in the first half. We also made one mistake since we lost concentration and threw away the match."

He added: “I am very sad because we prepared very well for this game in terms of tactics and everything. We were initially perfect on the day and I wanted the win for our fans but it did not happen because of the chances we missed. However, we will return for the second round of the season strongly to make amends.”

Aduana keep their title chase on as they sit second on the log with 30 points, two points behind Wafa, while Becehm sit fifth with 22 points.

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