After stunning AshantiGold last weekend to move joint top, Asante Kotoko will need to tackle remaining matches with caution. By caution it means the club must not give room to mediocre performance on the field of play.
After assuming office, coach Mariano Barreto and his back room staff brought the needed impetus to inject fresh atmosphere into the team. Few technical changes geared towards success, were effected. The Portuguese tactician - for instance - shifted playmaker Fabio Gama from the fringes into his adorable position. The Brazilian international started to justify why deservedly, he ought to have occupied that arena upon making a debut against Medeama in the Ghana Premier League. Beyond that, some players were handed out a additional roles to be executed on the field of play. Mariano Barreto recently deployed Habib Moahmmed into the holding role position, a job that was delivered without recourse to worry by the boisterous player.
Along the line, Asante Kotoko, as league leaders were outmuscled by sworn rivals Accra Hearts of Oak, with a two point difference. The Porcupine Warriors - after picking a point in Dormaa - made a solemn pledge to bounce back to the coveted position.
Against AshantiGold, Asante Kotoko took charge of proceedings to conquer the miners at their favorite grounds. This moved them to the zenith of the table, with Accra Hearts of Oak.
Whiles Asante Kotoko are keeping a tab on winning the league, they are required to stay cautious in upcoming matches. With an unexpected slip, they could deny themselves glory.
The team must go the extra mile in averting controversies both on and off the pitch. Matches left to the completion of the current campaign cannot be traded for issues that are not worth the time of club.
For a successful season, Asante Kotoko can only aid themselves by way of emboldening the winning mentality of the playing body, deal with all other matters post season.