Asante Kotoko restored their title credentials with a 3-2 triumph over relegation-bound Inter Allies at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday.
Young striker Evans Adomako scored 4 minutes from the break to give Kotoko a 2-1 first-half lead after Alex Aso had cancelled out Emmanuel Gyamfi’s opener for Mariano Barreto’s men.
Allies drew level through Nigerian forward Andy Okpe in the 64th minute but young defender Andrew Apau sunk the hearts of Allies with a 70th minute goal.
Barreto welcome goalkeeper Razak Abalora back in between the sticks following his time with the Ghana national team while along with Abdul Ismail Ganiyu who also played for Ghana during the international break.
Allies paraded their best players as they went into the game of their season knowing a defeat against Kotoko would end their survival hopes.
However Asante Kotoko also had ambitions of their own as they went into the game chasing table toppers Hearts of Oak and Gyamfi gave them the right impetus when he hit the opener for them in the 26th minute.
Aso responded for the hosts but Evans Adomako restored Kotoko’s lead just before the break.
Nigerian forward Okpe levelled things for Allies to give them hope of victory but Kotoko sealed the points with a strike from former Bofoakwa Tano defender Andrew Apau.
Mariano Barreto’s side have now moved on points level with rivals Hearts of Oak.