There was nothing but excitement from Ghanaians on social media as Asante Kotoko scored three first-half goals to beat Nkana FC of Zambia 3-0 on matchday four of the Caf Confederation Cup group stage on Sunday.
Safiu Abdul Fatawu, Emmanuel Gyamfi and Martin Antwi netted to hand the Porcupine Warriors their second win of the 'money zone' at Kumasi's Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
The result puts Charles 'CK' Akonnor's outfit to second in Group C behind Sudan's Al Hilal Omdurman, who beat Zesco United - also of Zambia - 3-1 in the other group game to total seven points. Kotoko, on six points, are only ahead of tie-mates Nkana, who sit third due to an inferior goal difference. Bottom-placed Zesco, on the other hand, have four marks to their name.
While some fans showed bewilderment at Kotoko's three sublime goals on the day, others focused on what the result means to the club's chances of making the quarter-finals, while another section, unsurprisingly, decided to have a go at country rivals Hearts of Oak, who did not qualify for Africa this season.
Below is a collation of some reactions:
The Goals Kotoko dey score Messi sef Go Try ein whole Life he no Go fit— Kay 🇬🇭 🇬🇧 (@Kaypoisson1) March 3, 2019
The goals dey over Me
Herr Mallam goals oo
Elsewhere...— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo) March 3, 2019
Al Hilal 3-1 Zesco
Kotoko host Hilal next Sunday and then finish off the group stage with a trip to Zesco, who by the look of things, would need to win their next 2 matches to qualify.
Very tight in this group? #CAFCC
Kotoko leading by 3 goals. This is what your favourite club is doing. https://t.co/33Ctwqmvfi— ɔboɔba kwesi (@kwesi_win) March 3, 2019
Kotoko now with 13 goals in the #CAFCC so far. Their Second highest tally in the competition's history— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) March 3, 2019
Highest goal per campaign was the 2008 when they raked in a whopping 21. Was when Bekoe also won the competition's top scorer with 10goals
They had 10 in the 2004 edition
The Way Kotoko fans at the Yellow stands dey blow dema horns de3 ebi like the angels who go blow horns for Judgement day are here oooo— SM COMMANDER (@kimlykesseh) March 3, 2019
When Hearts of Oak was a football team, I was a staunch Phobian. But when Kotoko plays against a foreign team, I'm Fabu...— Manasseh Azure Awuni (@Manasseh_Azure) March 3, 2019
One of my little children just got to understand what a goal is in football. So anytime he sees a goal scored, it becomes great to him & shouts eeeeeeeeerrhhh— Isaac 'Opeele' Boateng (@CoachOpeele) March 3, 2019
Eeeeerh, eeeeerh is how he screams
He just saw Fatawu goal for Kotoko. I guess you know how he shouted?
Imagine thinking kotoko isn’t the biggest team in Ghana when your team replaces a broken windscreen of their team bus with a white polythene bag.— Magnus (@py_appiah) March 3, 2019
Let’s dissolve Ghana Black now! Kotoko can do the job! pic.twitter.com/iO4yBFO4TB— Nana Addo🇬🇭➕ (@Blarq1) March 3, 2019