Asante Kotoko lost 2-1 to Libyan side Al Ittihad Tripoli in an invitational cum international friendly played on Wednesday.
The match was part of Kotoko’s pre-season preparation to the delayed start of the Ghana Premier League.
Coach Duncan’s side found themselves down 2-0 down just after the half hour mark with the Libyan registering the first goal at the 19th minute mark through Tarhuni.
In the 31st minute, Ittihad Tripoli doubled their lead from a spot-kick converted by Abdelmouin Khamaj after captain Amos Frimpong brought down a striker inside the box.
After the break, the Porcupine warriors reduced the deficit through Obed Owusu.
The two sides will meet again in a return leg clash in Libya on Friday.
Pascal Amoah with news wires
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