Assistant coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, Yaw Preko says the absence of their former head coach did not affect the team in their 1-0 win against Dreams FC at the Accra Sports stadium on Sunday.
Hearts parted ways with Kenichi Yatsuhatsi three days before the start of the second round of the league and speaking at the post match conference, Yaw Preko said “the team was tactically disciplined.
The Japanese-American coach may not be around but according to the former Hearts winger, his absence will not affect the team in anyway, adding that, ‘the team is in safe hands and would challenge for the ultimate.’
“We have been struggling on our home ground this season but we were fortunate to win today and I will commend my boys today; they really played well. The passing, was great as well as ball control though we effected some early changes through injuries”, he added.
According to him, some of the new faces needed to be commended for their hard work on the day although they have been with the team for a long time.
“Samudeen Ibrahim and Patrick Razak added some quality to the team but we always play as a team and my players played according to our tactics and played as a team”.
“Kassenu Ghandy wasn’t bad but was forced out by injury. Razak created not less than three decent opportunities for himself but he failed to find the back of the net. With some experience, he would overcome that challenge and start firing.”
Hearts will face Liberty Professionals in a regional derby at the Carl Reindorf park and Preko is hopeful the Phobians will hang on to their superb away record to avenge their home defeat to the Scientific Soccer lads.
The Phobians lost 1-0 at home to Liberty in the first round of the season at the Accra Sports stadium and will be seeking revenge.
By Albert Agyeman