Songne Yacouba scored twice as Asante Kotoko beat AshantiGold 3-2 in a friendly game on Saturday.
The Porcupines Warriors, buoyed by their back to back wins against arch-rivals Hearts of Oak, twice came from behind to beat the Miners 3-2 at Baba Yara Stadium.
Former Kotoko striker Saddick Adams opened the scoring for Ashgold but his strike was canceled out by Yacouba, who netted a delightful free kick before halftime.
Ashgold’s lead was restored after the interval by another former player of Kotoko, Eric Donkor.
Yacouba again restored parity, this time with a deft header which beat visitors goalkeeper before defender Wahab Adams secured victory for Kotoko.
The second leg will take place at the home of Ashgold, Len Clay Stadium next week.