Sports News of Monday, 4 January 2016
Accra Hearts of Oak defender, Robin Gnagne, has thrown his weight behind under-fire Japanese American coach, Kenichi Yatsuhashi, by insisting he and his colleagues are ready for GHALCA G6 tournament.
The Phobians have shown little signs of improvement under Kenichi after losing 1-4 and 0-5 to WAFA and Libyan side Al Ahli respectively, heightening speculations that the Phobians will struggle to compete in the coming season.
But Gnagne says they have improved in the last few games.
“We are a team in transition, it will take some time but clearly we are improving,” Gnagne told GHANAsoccernet.com
“There is still a lot of work to be done but the coach is doing well.”
Gnagne’s position contradicts an earlier view expressed by Coach Kenichi, who indicated that the Phobians still needed time to build cohesion as he had signed as many as nine players during the offseason.
“We need some time to blend the old with some of the new players and I think it is too early to achieve that”, he stated.
Hearts finished a disappointing 13th in the 2014/2015 season but are desperate to improve in the coming season.