Asante Kotoko surrendered a goal lead to draw 1-1 with Real Tamale United in the Ghana Premier League on Wednesday evening at the Baba Yara Stadium.
The Porcupine Warriors, who won their first four games, have failed to win three consecutive games and, as a result, are three points behind first-place King Faisal.
Kotoko though have one outstanding match against Hearts of Oak.
Kotoko had a great opportunity to take the lead before halftime as they were awarded a penalty, but captain Ismail Abdul-Ganiyu hit the post.
Two minutes after recess, Kotoko took the lead through Franck Mbella with a superb effort.
The lead lasted until the 71st minute as RTU equalised thanks to captain David Abagna’s powerful drive from close range.
Kotoko believed they had won a penalty in the 82nd minute when Sarfo Taylor was held in the box, but referee Aclement Kwame Nkuah was dissatisfied and ignored the player’s protest.
RTU were happy with the result that sees them stay in the top half.