League leaders Asante Kotoko SC grabbed all the points against arch rivals Hearts of Oak in their Match Day 24 of the Ghana Premier at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The Porcupine Warriors scored in the first half to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table and to keep their momentum intact.
Franck Etouga scored from the spot inside 13 minutes after Fabio Gama was fouled in the box by Hearts of Oak midfielder Nurudeen Aziz.
Cameroonian import Etouga stepped up to take the kick as he sent goalkeeper Richmond Ayi the wrong way – taking his season tally to 16 goals.
With such a great start to the game – the Phobians uplifted themselves in search of the equalizer but their efforts yielded no positive outcome as Asante Kotoko defended gallantly to keep their goal area safe as they held on to win 1-0 at the Baba Yara stadium – their first win over their arch rivals in their last 5 attempts.
The Reds lead the League table with 52 points after 24 matches with Bechem United at the second spot with 44 points.