They had, however, only won one of those — a hard-fought, narrow victory over Legon Cities — and head coach Maxwell Konadu might have had reason to look over his shoulder, even in a campaign that was just a few weeks old.
But that faint pride, of not being beaten, was shredded by an Olympics side that does know how to rub it in after a victory, especially if it’s a big one.
Soon, they were moving with a spring in their step, and, even though Kotoko’s continental adventures — in the CAF Champions League, first, and then the CAF Confederation Cup — quickly crashed, they drove towards domestic targets, going from one good result to another.
The Porcupine Warriors are now top of the league table, an improbable prospect at the time Olympics beat them in December 2020, and — following the appointment as head coach of former Ghana manager Mariano Barreto a couple of weeks ago — have strung together another four-match unbeaten run.
And, this time, it is certainly worth reveling in: a proper unbeaten run of three wins and one draw, seven goals scored and just one conceded.
Let’s see how, on Friday, Olympics — currently second on the log, a point behind Kotoko — try to end this one.