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Patron hails Kotoko players' 'desire to win' against Elmina Sharks

2:59 am AEST 24/5/18
The Porcupine Warriors' performance against Botweako Mba on Wednesday left the home side’s assistant coach a happy man

Asante Kotoko assistant coach Akakpo Patron hailed his players for exhibiting a 'desire to win' as they defeated Elmina Sharks 2-0 in Ghana Premier League Matchday 13 in Kumasi on Wednesday.

After a difficult first half, the Porcupine Warriors returned from the break rejuvenated, scoring two goals in the last thirty minutes thanks to Emmanuel Gyamfi and Burkinabe striker Sogne Yacouba.

The victory means Sharks' ten-game unbeaten run has been halted after almost three months.

"It was a good performance from the players especially the new ones that we added to them team a couple of days ago. The players showed the desire to win for the supporters," Patron said.

"We played against a team in a good moment of form since they had gone ten games without a single defeat ahead of visiting us. I believe we will improve gradually but what everybody is expecting from the team is consistency.

"If we're able to win our two games before the first round of the season ends, it will bring back the belief that we can achieve something in the second round," he added.

Kotoko will travel to Carl Reindolf to play Liberty Professionals on matchday 14 when the league returns in June.