Head Coach of Hearts of Oak Samuel Boadu has heaped praises on his side’s squad depth and vows to build an all-round team following the scoreless draw game against Real Tamale United (RTU) in Tamale on Sunday.
The Phobians went into the game with Caleb Amankwah and James Serwonu as their only available center-backs. After the first half, James Serwonu couldn’t continue due to an injury and was replaced by Larry Sumaila.
The situation saw skipper Mohammed Fatawu move to center-back position and Larry Sumaila replaced him at right-back. In the 81st minute, Hearts of Oak’s wounds was compounded after Caleb Amankwah was sent off, leaving the Phobians without a natural center-back for the remaining minutes of the game.
“It was a very nice game, you would see that people were thinking Hearts of Oak cannot play without central defenders but I believe my boys,” Samuel Boadu said after the draw against RTU.
“Already I have told you that I’m building a all-round team, if we don’t have Kweku, Kwame is there. This shows that the players out there can also bring out their best,” he added.
Samuel Boadu’s side will finish the first round of the ongoing season with an outstanding home game against rivals Asante Kotoko and Boadu believes his side will work hard for the game.
“Absolutely! we don’t care who we are playing with. It’s a competition and we are competing with all the clubs, so we correct our mistakes and work extra hard to play the Kotoko match,” Samuel Boadu said
Hearts of Oak currently sit in 8th place on the league table with 24 points from 16 games, 12 points behind leaders Asante Kotoko.