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Premier League: Berekum Chelsea hold Asante Kotoko at home

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Emmanuel Clottey was on target for Berekum Chelsea
Emmanuel Clottey was on target for Berekum Chelsea

A spectacular free-kick by Emmanuel Clottey in the last kick of the game earned Berekum Chelsea a 1-1 draw with Asante Kotoko at home in second week of the 2020/2021 Premier League season.

The former Premier League goal-king proved he is unfinished when he delivered a sumptuous kick from the edge of the box to beat substitute goalkeeper Kwame Baah.

The visitors had taken the lead in the first half through Kwame Poku and looked set to seal victory when Clottey changed the narrative.

From close range, Poku, who was signed from Division One League side, Nkoranza Warriors, nodded home the clincher after just 25 minutes for Kotoko at the Golden City Park.

However, Chelsea dictated most parts of the game despite going behind in the first half.

Poku could have grabbed a brace before half time but shockingly missed from yards out after being put through by Emmanuel Gyamfi in the 38th minute.

Chelsea coach, Hesse Odamtten, introduced Clottey who announced himself with a goal from a free-kick.

The equaliser ensured Kotoko were without a win in their opening two league matches of the ongoing campaign.