Ankrah happy with Yastuhashi’s impact

Hearts of Oak former managing director Gerald Ankrah says he made the right choice to appoint Japanese Kenichi Yatsuhashi as the club’s manager ahead of the new season.

The Phobians endured their worse season last campaign, battling relegation throughout the competition and were eventually saved by head-to-head rule on final day.

However, despite criticisms and derogatory remarks from local supporters and pundits, Ankrah stood behind the “inexperienced” coach, who has shockingly recorded three wins and a draw after four games and currently leads the GPL table.

“Most of our supporters did not really understand but there were a lot of thoughts that went into the choice of Kenichi Yastuhashi,” Ankrah told Kasapa FM.

“And it was done by a committee of which I was a member but in taking this decision, it was purely the Managing Director versus the rest of Hearts of Oak.

“I thank God that once and for all people have seen the benefit of the coach. I will not want to take the blame alone but I think it was all God’s way of working,” he added.

Hearts, who last won the league title in 2009, will play city rivals Inter Allies next weekend at the Tema Sports Stadium, as they seek to preserve their unbeaten run.

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