Sports News of Monday, 28 May 2018
Inter Allies coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has penned down an open letter to Hearts of Oak fans ahead of Wednesday’s Ghana Premier League clash.
Inter Allies will host Yatsuhashi’s former side on matchday 14 of the ongoing campaign at the Tema Park.
And the Japanese-American trainer, who two seasons ago was Hearts of Oak coach has hailed the club’s fans ahead of the forthcoming game.
He took to Facebook and wrote:
Dear Hearts supporters,
I have been very quiet about Hearts since I landed here in December of 2018 for the 2nd time.
Now, it is a right moment to express myself.
Support I have received from Hearts fans is irreplaceable, as I said in June of 2016; it is still the same, and it will be forever the same. I would not have survived that long without them. I really appreciate a large support of people who recognized my works. I was tasked impossible, and I did absolute my best to make it happen. Hearts was 1st or 2nd on the table while I was there, which was exactly what I was asked by the management.
One of the important values in life is honesty and sincerity. Last night, at UEFA CL Final, Liverpool GK Loris Karius made irreversible mistakes, twice. Immediately after the match end, he recognized his mistakes, accepted responsibility, and went to apologize Liverpool supporters right in front of them in person. That takes personality of real man.
During my time at Hearts, I wasn’t perfect, but I had no other way to get it done. I have made few mistakes, and I said it publicly few times already.
I also made positive contributions.
I am a professional coach, and I always do my best to win matches for the team I coach, against any opponent, even against Hearts of Oak.
Unfortunately, not so many people can make it to the stadium because it is played in mid-week.
I never forget the support I received from Heats fans. I never forget sweat we left on the training pitch with my players. I never forget all wins and loses with my players.
I hope you can accept who I am and what it is now.