Caretaker coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, Eddie Ansah is optimistic his side will not be relegated at the end of the ongoing season.
The unimpressive performance of the former premier league champions in the ongoing season continues as they lost 1-0 to Aduana Stars on match day 22 of the First Capital Plus Bank Premier League at the Dormaa Park on Sunday.
The Phobians who last week terminated the contract of their head coach, Herbert Addo and assistant coach Dauda Lutterodt have now gone 5 games without a win since their 1-0 win over Great Olympics on match day 17.
However, after Hearts of Oak fall in Dormaa, the Phobians have dropped to the relegation zone [14th position] with 26 points but their stop gap coach, Eddie Ansah believes that the current position of his side is temporary as they will surely escape relegation.
“Hearts of Oak will not be relegated we will come out of it and place at a respectable position, we have eight more games to play and we will work through it. We have lost three points to Aduana and it has pushed us down but if we are able to win two games continues, it will push us up on the log sheet so in the eight games let see what happens,” Ansah said in a post match interview.
The former international shot stopper bemoans the absence of the club’s captain, Robin Gnagne in the Aduana game and according to him his replacement was not up to the task.
“Robin Gnagne was suppose to start in the game [against Aduana] but due to some reasons he couldn’t play so we missed him a lot so the replacement that we put in, he did his best but his best wasn’t enough and per the performance of the team it is an improved one as compare to the last team that lost to Dwarfs in the midweek of the Elite Cup,” he added.
Hearts of Oak due to their ban at home [Accra sports stadium] will host Heart of Lions on match day 23 of the First Capital Plus Bank Premier League on Wednesday [22nd July, 2015] at the Cape Coast stadium.