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SUPERSTITION: Both Aduana And Kotoko Played With 10 Men Each For 1st Half

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Fans of Ghana Premier League were left stunned after the top liner for week 11 produced an unusual scene as Aduana Stars and Asante Kotoko played with 10 players in the first half.

The norm is to have two playing clubs field 11 players at the start of a match. But these two big clubs had different ideas.

Reports from the benches said, before kickoff, that Aduana’s Farouk Adams and Kotoko’s Martin Antwi had sustained knocks and required treatment.

Their treatment seemed to be delaying the start, so referee Alphonso Atiapah decided to get things underway. Per association football rules a team is required to field a minimum of seven players.

Strangely, after receiving treatment, none of the two still came onto the pitch first – a move that is reported to have been borne out of superstition. According to grapevine sources, the superstitious instructions were that the team whose player entered the pitch first would lose.

The teams completed the first half with 10 men each, and the score was goalless. In the second half, the two players finally made their way onto the pitch.

The decision left fans completely shocked.

Samuel Bio’s 93rd-minute goal for Aduana Stars was the difference at the end of the day.

About Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman

Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.com. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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