Preko, Nassamu to assist Kenichi at Krystal Palace

Ghanaian coaches Yaw Preko and Nassamu Yakubu will be assisting Japanese trainer Kenichi Yatsuhashi as deputy coach and goalkeeper’s trainer respectively at Division One side Krystal Palace, FootballMadeInGhana.com understands. Kenichi Yatsuhashi has been appointed the head coach of the Division One League side and will be heading the technical team. The two, Nassamu and Preko worked with Kenichi Yatsuhashi during his wonderful outing with Accra Hearts of Oak and also sat on the bench with him when he moved to FC Ifenyi Ubah of Nigeria. The loyalty and bondage among…

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Former Hearts trainer Kenichi Yatsuhashi named Krystal Palace head coach

Former Hearts of Oak gaffer Kenichi Yatsuhashi has been appointed the head coach of ambitious Ghanaian Division One League side Krystal Palace FC. The trainer who is part of a Japanese consortium that has agreed a partnership deal with the Ghanaian side will be the technical director of the club as well as the head coach. Kenichi, whose successful stay with Hearts of Oak marked a wonderful career for him in Ghana is set to announce, yet again, another roller coaster moment with the Ghanaian second tier side. This will…

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I understand the frustration of Our fans – Kim Grant

After beating Dwarfs by 2-0, head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak Kim Grant has called on Hearts of Oak fans to have patient with his team building, saying he appreciates their frustrations. According to the coach, he is looking at the long term project of the team and not short term. Grant also admitted understanding the frustration of the supporters after going over a decade without winning any silverware. “I’m not looking at short term, I’m looking at the long term,” he said. “I brought in young player’s and…

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NC Special Competition: Hearts 2-1 Dwarfs – Esso’s double sinks former side

Joseph Esso registered a brace as he inspired Hearts of Oak to winning ways with a 2-1 win over his former side Ebusua Dwarfs. Two first half goals from striker saw the Phobians recover from back to back defeats to record their second win in the NC Special Competition. Returnee Bright Lukman pulled one back for the visitors. Esso could have grabbed a hat trick by putting the Phobians in a 3-1 lead but a late penalty miss from left the result 2-1. Joseph Esso lashed onto a Kojo Obeng…

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I won’t change my philosophy – Kim Grant insists

After suffering his second defeat in the Normalization Committee Special Competition, Heart of Oak coach Kim Grant has insisted he will not change his philosophy. Sarfo Taylor’s strike condemned the Phobians to their second defeat in four days in the Normalization Committee Special Competition at the Aiyinase Park. According to the coach, they have not been lucky in front of goals and hope the story will be different on Wednesday when they face bottom club Ebusua Dwarfs at the Accra Sports stadium. “We just needed to be more clinical in…

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REPORT: 6 people suffer minor injuries from Aiyinase Park collapse

Six people are reported to have sustained some minor injuries during a wall collapse at the Crosby Awuah Park at Ayinase during g the clash between Karela FC and Hearts of Oak on Sunday afternoon. Karela FC pipped Hearts of Oak courtesy a Sarfo Taylor’s strike. A section of the wall collapsed during the game resulting in six people sustaining injuries. The cause of the collapse has not been identified yet but it is believed the weight of the people “It was part of the popular stands that collapsed during…

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Grant content with output despite Hearts of Oak defeat

  Accra Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant has stressed that his players did their best in the 1-0 defeat to Elmina Sharks in the Normalisation Committee Special competition match-day two clash. Sharks striker Felix Addo netted the match winner in the 84th minute after the Phobians had held them major part of the game. Grant mentioned that his charges did their maximum best though they returned from Elmina without a point. “My boys gave me everything; I can’t ask for more”. Grant told the Press. Hearts of Oak will…

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Moore broods over Heart of Oak defeat

  Accra Hearts of Oak CEO, Frederic Moore is not happy following his team’s 1-0 defeat to Elmina Sharks in midweek but is sure will bounce back. The Phobians were punished by a solitary Felix Addo goal in the Normalisation Committee Special Competition match-day two game at the Nduom Sports Complex as Elmina Sharks recorded a famous win. The newly-appointed Hearts of boss emphasized that he is optimistic they will put their acts together and return match stronger in their next game. “Yesterday was not great, we lost to Sharks…

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NC Special Competition: Elmina Sharks 1-0 Hearts – Phobians suffer painful defeat at Elmina

Hearts of Oak suffered a painful 1-0 defeat in the hands of Elmina Sharks at the Ndoum Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon. Felix Addo’s late strike gave the Phobians their first defeat of the campaign. The Botweku Mba had to leave it late to strike down the Rainbow boys in a game that was highly tactical. Yaw Acheampong made one change to his starting eleven that drew 0-0 with Inter Allies FC last Sunday in Tema. Augustine Owusu got his first start for the Botweku Mba with Issaka Mohammed was…

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Karela announce gate fees for Hearts game

  Karela United have come out with the gate fees for their Normalisation Committee Special Competition game with Accra Hearts of Oak at Anyinase on Sunday. The Nzema-based club are charging GHC 40, at the VIP section of the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park and the popular stand is going for GHC 10. The 5,000 capacity edifice at Anyinase is expected to be full with both clubs needing the three maximum points at stake Karela beat Hearts of Oak 3-0 at the same venue when the two clubs met in the…

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