Kotoko returned to winning ways to record a slim 1-0 win over struggling Inter Allies at the Accra Sports Stadium in the match day 12 midweek fixture.
Following a hard earned point against Ashgold SC in their last encounter, Porcupine Warriors travelled back to Kumasi with all smiles after Naby Keita’s 67th minute penalty kick deepen the woes of Inter Allies.
Inter Allies goalkeeper Gideon Ahenkorah was the hero in the first half following brilliant saves to deny Kotoko the opener.
Kwame Opoku came close in the early stages of the game but failed to find the back of the net.
After 12th minute of action, Ibrahim Yaro saw his decent drive saved by Gideon Ahenkorah as the home side kept pushing for the opener.
The visitors made two quick substitutions to bring on Emmanuel Adjetey and Mohammed Zakari for Shaibu Toufiq and Desmond Abuga respectively before centre man Ba Daey ended the first with no goal recorded.
Fast forward, Kotoko kept pressing for the opener as their efforts paid off on the 67th minute.
Forward Naby Keita stepped up to convert from the penalty kick to hand Kotoko the lead after Kwame Opoku was brought down in the penalty box.
With twenty minutes to play, goal scorer Keita made way for Mudashiru Salifu and Augustine Okrah came on for Latif Anabilla respectively.
Richmond Lamtey with his long drive missed narrowly as Inter Allies responded minutes later. Kwame Opoku nearly doubled the lead but goalkeeper Ahenkorah to the rescue with another decent save.
It was the visitors who saw the best opportunities but failed to make them count as Kotoko snatched all three points to keep title hopes alive.