Kenichi has brought a new Hearts of Oak to Ghana

Hearts of Oak defender, Owusu Bempah is in awe of his coach, Kenichi Yatsuhashi following their 2-0 win over Medeama on Sunday.

The Phobians secured the unprecedented win at Tarkwa with a much disciplined performance, which has giving them an impressive start to the league with six points after two matches.

And Bempah, out of elation commended his coach for his tactical nous which he said worked to perfection.

“We are very happy because we knew here (Tarkwa) is a very hard grounds but we had our game plan in head and I think we listened to our coach and it has worked to perfection for us. We are very happy.”

“The first half we executed our game plan and it worked to perfection. We wanted to frustrate them to make sure they didn’t score in the first half. Second half we came in strongly and we made sure we take them on counter and it worked. So we are happy that our tactics worked to perfection” he said.

The erstwhile captain of the team believes people must take the former league champions serious this season but they are not in a haste to predict winning the league.

“I think Ghanaians will start taking us serious now. At first they think Hearts of Oak because of what happen to us last season so they take us for granted and I think we have proved ourselves and am happy that the coach has brought a new Hearts of Oak to Ghana and I think we are enjoying now.

“We are not in a rush to say that we want to take the league. We are just taking it match after match and we are going to take every match serious.”

Bempah also applauded new signings like Richard Akrofie and Kennedy Appiah whom he shared defensive duties with against Medeama. He reckoned that his two teammates’ performance is a testament that the club made good recruitments.

“I think when we (Hearts) started the inclusion of players into the team, people were saying that Hearts of Oak are buying second choice of players and I think they have proved themselves that they are really good players and on a good day they can perform and I think this performance is top and we are happy for them.”

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