Bechem coach Mensah blames change of venue for stalemate against Ashanti Gold

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The Hunters boss is happy with his side’s performance against the Miners despite sharing the spoils which he attributes to a change of venue

Bechem United coach Bismark Kobby Mensah believes the change of their home venue helped Ashanti Gold to snatch a point in matchday four fixture of the Ghana Premier League on Saturday.

The game, which was initially scheduled to be honoured at the Fosu Gyeabour Park in Bechem, was moved to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium due to television coverage.

Midfielder Emmanuel Owusu opened the scoring for Bechem before Amos Addai equalised for the visitors, who were able to maintain their unbeaten run.

"If we played the game in Bechem, definitely, we would've won it since the players are familiar with the pitch and the supporters would've come in their numbers to cheer us up," Mensah said.

"However, I will say I'm okay with the point picked against Ashanti Gold, although it was our home game. At the end, it's a good result for us and good performance as well from the players. I saw improvement in our play as compared to the last two games," he added.

Bechem have been battling relegation for the past three seasons but their coach is optimistic they will have an improved campaign despite the slow start.

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"I'm not thinking about surviving relegation. I'm only aiming of picking important results to build up our points. I am very optimistic that we will finish the season on a high note unlike what happened in the previous season," he said 

Bechem sit 10th with four points and will travel to Len Clay Sports Stadium in Obuasi next week to play Ebusua Dwarfs while Ashanti Gold also host regional rivals Asante Kotoko at the same venue.