GFA Veep Afriyie backs Hearts to win Ghana PL

Ghana Football Association vice president George Afriyie has revealed that he tips Hearts of Oak to win the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League after their impressive start to the season.

The Phobians survived relegation last season on final day thanks to the head-to-head rule, appointing Japanese Kenichi Yastuhashi ahead of the new season, which was greeted with wide criticisms from a section of local supporters.

However, he has won two games against Edubiase United and Medeama.

“When they appointed him it was received with mixed feelings. I called some of journalist that I know to calm down with their criticisms because it was too early to launch such measurements to his works,” Afriyie told Starr FM.

“Now, from what he is doing and with the support of the Japanese community in Ghana, trust me I tip Hearts of Oak to win the league crown.

“It will surprise many that the man they ridiculed will turn out to be the league’s winning coach,” he added.

The Phobians travel to Cape Coast to lock horns with Ebusua Dwarfs who are winless after two games.

Hearts, after winning the league title in 2009, have seen fierce rivals Asante Kotoko winning it on three occasions. Aduana Stars, Berekum Chelsea and Ashantigold have also won it once within the period.

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