By Patrick Akoto
Coach Mas-ud Draman is confident they will turn their season around after Kotoko recorded their first win of the campaign.
The Ghanaian champions had gone four matches without victory and needed two second half strikes from Michael Helegbe and Joseph Ochaya to set them on course for their first win of the season with a comfortable 2-0 success.
Nervousness began to spread around the Baba Yara stadium, the instinctive reaction of supporters who have been let down so often by their side in the last two home matches.
The panic increased after both sides ended the first half goalless despite Kotoko’s dominance.
Seven points have been collected, five goals scored and three let in, and there is growing sense that this may not be a bad season for Draman’s side after all.
“I have never felt the pressure when we were drawing our games. I thought we were in the dying embers of our pre-season,” Draman said
“The victory has come at an apprioriate time and I believe we should be able to see more positive results.
“The League is getting exciting with all teams capable of causing an upset. However we also believe we can defend our crown.
“The feeling is good, the spirit is building up gradually and I believe we shall get there.”
They do not get much bigger than league leaders Medeama, Kotoko’s next league opponent on November 7.
That encounter will undeniable be the first significant test of Draman’s side and whether or not they indeed have the credentials to defend their Premier League title this season.