We appreciate the starboy for the team, which is Accra Hearts of Oak. The Ghana Premier League has lost the bite for a long time on the kind of players to attract supporters onto the pitch for the clubs to make money on gate fee.Enterprising winger Patrick Razak marked his return to Hearts of Oak with a man of the match performance with Ashgold SC.
The 25-year-old was handed a starting berth by head coach Edward Nii Odoom in the Phobians first game of the premiership campaign. Hearts of Oak opened the scoring through Kojo Obeng Jnr. before Hans Kwofie pulled parity for the visitors. The most successful club in Ghanaian history, the Phobians have failed to lay their hands on the royal diadem since a successful campaign in 2009.
They currently have 19 titles, four fewer arch-rivals Asante Kotoko. Razak, who has rejoined Hearts for the upcoming this season after a frustrating spell with Guinean outfit Horoya, told Ocean TV. "Those of us in this squad will give good performances this season. Our target for the season is to win the Ghana Premier League" He stated.
Upon all this declaration to the fans, the incoming Serbian gaffer decided to bench him for other options but the fans was not content with it alongside some of the board members interest in the player. In midfield, Emmanuel Nettey will be dictating to link-up play with the attacking trio of Kojo Obeng Jnr, Patrick Razak, and Daniel Afriyie Barnieh. Phobians would sell bespoke jerseys of the diminutive winger after his unveiling. A jersey, the source revealed, was cost 350gh.
"Razak is loved by the supporters. The pressure mounted on the Board and Management on social media when his negotiation delayed aptly corroborates how affectionate they are of the player. Bespoke jerseys of his was made available so supporters could purchase and affirm their love for the player." The source told kickgh.com.
Speaking after the game, Patrick Razak commended his teammates for the display. He said that it is their first game of the season and that the performance will get better in the next games. “I will say I’m impressed because our ambition is for the team to win. And I think everybody has given his best, but so far as we did not get a win, we’ll say our performance was not encouraging,” he added.
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