Asante Kotoko thrash Sampdoria in friendly encounter

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Asante Kotoko thrashed Division two outfit Kwadaso Sampdoria in a friendly encounter at Adako Jachie training complex.

The Porcupine Warriors scheduled the friendly encounter as part of their preparations for the crucial gameweek 29 encounter against Inter Allies at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu on Monday.

Mariano Barreto handed starting roles to Felix Annan, Samuel Frimpong, Patrick Asmah, Yussif Mubarik, Andrews Appau, Habib Mohammed, Emmanuel Keyekeh, Emmanuel Sarkodie, Fabio Gama, Augustine Okrah and Naby Keita.

The first half of the game ended scoreless, the Porcupine Warriors demonstrated their superiority but failed to break the Division two outfit.

Mariano Barreto at the start of the second half made some few changes, bringing on Evans Adomako and Solomon Sarfo Taylor.

The substitutions paid off as the two combined to give Asante Kotoko the lead in the 55th minute, Evans Adomako the goal scorer.

Ten minutes later, the Porcupine Warriors doubled their lead through Evans Adomako, before Solomon Sarfo Taylor made it 3-0 in the 75th minute.

Substitute Osman Ibrahim finished the game off in the 86th minute with the 4th.

Asante Kotoko will travel to Dawu to play Inter Allies at the Theatre of Dreams on Monday.

The Porcupine Warriors currently sit 2nd on the Ghana Premier League table with 50 points after 28 games, just behind rivals Hearts of Oak with goals difference.

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