Two goals from Mathew Kelvin Andoh and Emmanuel Gyamfi was all that mattered at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium as Asante Kotoko eliminated Kano Pillars from the CAF champions league.
It was another show of home dominance by Asante Kotoko against Nigerian Opposition in CAF competition.
A third-minute goal by the Porcupine Warriors started what was-to-be a good afternoon for the red fans in Kumasi.
Kelvin Andoh’s early opener established the hosts’ dominance in the game as they continued to push for the second.
This prompted Pillar’s head coach, Ibrahim Musa into two early subs as Yusuf Maigoro and Ifeanyi Nweke were introduced midway through the first half.
Both teams began to enjoy a good share of possession with some decent chances but the half ended with the host leading 1-0.
Kotoko doubled their lead 13minutes after recess but the goal was ruled out for an offside.
It was the visitors who came close to finding an equalizer as Nyima Nwagua could only hit the crossbar in the 68th minute.
Asante Kotoko finally put the game to bed as Emmanuel Gyamfi scored the second with 10minutes to end proceedings on the Sunday afternoon.
The results meant Kotoko will match on to the next round of qualifiers where they will face Tunisian side, Etoile Du Sahel.