Head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak has hailed the fighting spirit of his charges in his side’s 2-1 win over Senegalese side, Olympic de Ngor in the first leg of the CAF Confederation cup played on Sunday at the Accra sports stadium.
The Phobians rallied from a goal down to beat the Ngor based club, thanks to goals from Foovi Aguidi and Gilbert Fiamenyo which put Hearts of Oak into a 2-1 first leg win ahead of the second leg in Senegal.
In an exclusive interview with Allsports.com.gh, Herbert Addo lauded the fighting spirit of his players but conceded that there is more work to be done before the second leg clash.
‘To be honest it was a difficult game especially in the first half we were not on top of issues; but we came back strongly in the second half and we won 2-1 which I must commend the fighting spirit and the mentality of the players, they did very well,’ he said.
He continued: ‘We must not take anything away from Olympique de Ngor, they gave us a good run for our money, they look very strong in terms of their physic so there is more work that need to be done before going into the second leg in a fortnight.
The experienced trainer in his statement also praised Hearts of Oak supporters for their support during the course of the game – ‘Football can’t be played without supporters, Hearts of Oak fans need to be parted at the back; they did very well supporting especially when the game was getting tough , they stood on their feet vigorously supporting the team, this I must say is also contributed to our win,’ Addo noted.
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