Zubairu Ibrahim ended Asante Kotoko’s unbeaten run with a hat trick as King Faisal won 3-2 against the porcupine warriors.
This is the first time this season in the Ghana Premier League that Kumasi Asante Kotoko has lost.
Zubairu opened the scoring in the fourth minute for King Faisal in the Kumasi derby at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.
14 minutes later, Zubairu doubled the lead for King Faisal as the Porcupines looked stunned.
Referee Julian Nunoo awarded a penalty to Kotoko but he later rescinded the decision after consulting fourth official Daniel Laryea.
After the break, Cameroonian Mfegue Omgba pulled one back for Asante Kotoko but minutes later Zubairu Ibrahim scored his 3rd goal of the day.
As King Faisal looked to have sealed a two-goal lead, Mfegue scored his second in the 72nd minute to reduce the deficit.
The win leaves King Faisal tied on 13 points with Asante Kotoko on the league table.