Bempah lauds Yeboah’s contribution

Deputy captain of Hearts of Oak, Joseph Owusu Bempah is “happy” with the contribution of striker Samuel Yeboah following the latter’s solitary strike in handing the Phobians all three points in their league opener on Sunday.

Having come on as a second-half substitute, Yeboah scored on 78 minutes as the Phobians beat New Edubiase 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The 29-year-old former Heart of Lions frontman has previously spent time with Belgium side Genk, having also played for a host of clubs in Israel.

“I’m so happy for Samuel Yeboah,” Bempah told his club’s official website.

“Quite recently, we had a small team discussion and the conclusion within the group was that we needed a few experienced players to help our squad.

“Sammy is one of the most experienced players on the local terrain and his inclusion in our team has really helped us on and off the pitch. He has contributed a lot in these few months and I think the fans have also seen his contribution. I am really happy for him.”

Bempah, skipper of Ghana at the 2015 Fifa Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, also expressed satisfaction with the fans’ turn-up on Sunday.

He continued: “I am so happy the fans [came] in their numbers. I can say it’s a good sign and I am pretty confident this season will be a good one for us.

“We sought help from the fans for support and they responded to us by coming in their numbers.”

Hearts of Oak play Medeama in their next league game on Sunday.

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