Asante Kotoko beaten 5-0 by Sudan’s Al Hilal in pre-season friendly

The Porcupine Warriors, Asante Kotoko, have been beaten twice by Al Hilal of Sudan in pre-season friendlies on Tuesday and then on Friday evening.

Asante Kotoko, who are preparing for the upcoming season in Sudan, were beaten 5-0 on friday as the Sudanese champions made it back-to-back wins over the Porcupine Warriors.

Hilal won 2-0 earlier on tuesday, but on friday they scored five goals in a completely dominant display at the Al Hilal Stadium in Omdurman.

The Ghanaian champions made a strong start, threatening to avenge tuesday’s defeat, but it all came crashing down in the 23rd minute when Hilal scored the first goal.

The goal boosted their confidence, and they went on a scoring spree, netting in the 44th, 55th, 62nd, and 90th minutes to complete the friendly double over Kotoko.

It is the second defeat for Burkinabe gaffer Seydou Zerbo, who was appointed Kotoko coach last week, and he must be worried as the season begins in two weeks.

Kotoko have two more friendlies, one against Tanzanian giants Simba, to play in Sudan before completing their preparations for the new season.

Kotoko’s season will begin with a difficult match against Burkinabe champions RC Kadiogo in the CAF Champions League preliminary round.