Asante Kotoko forward Joseph Amoako was on the score sheet on Tuesday when his side Helsinborg IF defeated Jönköpings Södra IF 2-0 in a friendly match..
Jönköpings Södra IF started the match at Olympia but after just over 30 seconds Lucas Lingman won the ball, played until Dennis Olsson who found Joseph Amoako on the right.
The Ghanaian cut in from the right wing and caressed nicely with a fierce shot to score the opening goal before a minute was played.
After a quarter, Viljormur Davidsen's post found Anthony van den Hurk's forehead but the ball was saved by Felix Jakobsson in the opponent's goal. A minute later, the forward was close again after a solo raid but his finish was headed out to the corner.
23 minutes into the match, HIF nearly took the lead, as Benjamin Acquah broke through on the right. The failed attempt, however, led to a good opportunity for van den Hurk but his finish touched a defender and went out to the corner. It was beaten by Amoako who hit Casper Widell's forehead and the midfielder nodded in 2-0 in the net.
Second half HIF made nine substitutions before the second half and had good energy initially. However, both teams had a hard time coming to any major dangers.
After an hour of play, newcomer Ervin Gigović lifted the ball to Amin Al Hamawi who received and shot over. A minute later, Al Hamawi protected the ball and chested it up to Armin Gigović who took it with him, overtaking and finishing just outside with his left foot.
After 66 minutes, Armin Gigović sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. This was followed by a short period in which J-Södra pushed back HIF but did not create any goal chances. The home team could instead pacify the goal and also create chances to extend the lead. Diego Fumaça was the first to reach the corner kick, but his header was blocked by the keeper.
However, there were no more goals and 2-0 was the end result.