Herbert Addo: Kenichi has surprised me

Former Hearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo is the latest to laud the current Phobians manager Kenichi Yatsuhashi following their good start to life in the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League.

Kenichi was appointed Hearts coach last October amid several questions of his credentials, having had Japanese women team Suzuyo Shimizu and Qatari-based academy Aspire as his two biggest gigs.

However, four round of matches into the new season, the Japanese has masterminded three wins and a draw as his side currently sit atop the league ladder.

“I am not surprised about their start,” Addo told Adom FM.

“Hearts of Oak are a very big club. They criticised the coach labelling him a carpenter, but he is working well and getting the results.

“The players are also experienced. They have been together from last year when I was with them. They are the same players there in addition to one or two others.

“They are playing well and are one of the stable teams in the league alongside Medeama, Wa All Stars and Ashanti Gold.”

Hearts opened the season with a 1-0 triumph over New Edubiase, before a 2-0 win over Medeama on matchday two.

The Accra-based side were then held to a scoreless stalemate by Ebusua Dwarfs ahead of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat of Bechem United.

Addo, currently manager of Inter Allies, after coaching Hearts between July 2014 and 2015.

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