Head Coach of Hearts of Oak Samuel Boadu is still adamant over the club’s ability to win the Ghana Premier League (GPL) despite a hard fought 2-0 victory over Medeama on Sunday in Accra.
Hearts maintained their position on top of the league table with the win as the league enters the final stretch with 15 points to fight for.
“We are still going match after match. Five matches is such a long stretch and with the competition getting intense, anything can happen. We are not focused on one particular club or match. Our destiny is in our own hands.”
Responding to questions over their chances for the championship, coach Boadu said the Phobians are still on a long journey.
“There is a lot to play for. Medeama SC is behind us now, next is Legon Cities and that is what matters the most to us now.”
Despite being top of the league with five games to go, Coach Boadu says he is the least perturbed about winning the league; choosing to focus on winning the rest of the matches as they come.
“My focus now is building a winsome side that has set it sight on picking three points match after match; if that leads to winning the league title, then that will be fine.
“I have a young team, building takes time; I would not say we are there yet; we are getting better match after match and for me that is very important to us going forward.”
Commenting on the Medeama game, he said he was not surprised at the physical approach by the visitors.
“I expected a very difficult game and we had it. The style they came with was expected. I brought up all of them (Medeama players) and they know my style of play; they know the style I am bringing to Hearts of Oak and they were aware if they allow us (Hearts) to possess the ball, they would have problems.”
He allayed the injury fears of Man-of-the-Match Ibrahim Salifu, stating that he was fine and would be fit for the next game.
Coach Boadu has gone seven games unbeaten in all competitions and is eyeing an extension to that record against MTN FA Cup opponents, Windy Professionals in the round of 32 on Sunday.
BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY