All Stars’ coach boasts over Hearts’ defeat

Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi

Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi

Head coach of Wa All Stars, Enos Kwame Adepa says the convincing victory over Accra Hearts of Oak in week six of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) came as little surprise to him because All Stars have become superior to the Phobians in recent times.

According to him, All Stars have found an antidote to the Phobian fear factor and would be ready to face them at anytime.

Addressing journalists after guiding his side to break the unbeaten run of the former league leaders at their Accra fortress with a 3-1 humiliation, Coach Adepa said All Stars have secured the upper hand in duels against the Phobians, having beaten them in their last three clashes in Accra.

For us, this victory is very normal for us. It has assumed a new dimension because the two clubs are unbeaten but it shouldn’t be a surprise because we have beaten them in the last three seasons including a 3-0 and 3-1 results two seasons ago.

Sunday’s victory also came in a dramatic fashion as All Stars carried the game to the Phobians in a record attendance and secured two early goals in the first half.

Hearts pulled one back in the second half but the visitors were relentless, fighting very hard to restore the two goal difference to hand Hearts their first defeat of the campaign, sparking unsporting behaviour from their fans who questioned the legitimacy of some of the goals.

But All Stars coach said his side was focused on winning the game and not the referee or the behaviour of the fans.

“My attention was on my players and how to break the unbeaten run of Hearts to get the three points to go on top of the league table.”

The feat was our reward for hard work and discipline; that was what we wanted and our tactics paid off.

Now leading the pack with 14 points and followed closely by Hearts in second position, Coach Adepa rejected any cause to remain in jubilant mood when there are a lot of matches to play, adding that there is no reason to be complacent.

“There is more work to do as far as the season is concerned because the task ahead of us is bigger as we believe many more clubs will prepare adequately to face us as we remain unbeaten and know what we are capable of doing.”

By Albert Agyeman

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