The win last two weeks was very impressive for the Fabulous fans but the debate still remains that, if all is said and done the presence of the Hearts of Oak will always make sure that they take the lead as pacesetters before the rest follows especially Kotoko. The coming of every new coach brings some level of confidence and strength in the players within a particular team. Hearts of Oak resigned gaffer in the name of Kosta Papic and his boys scored 6-0 against Tachiman Eleven Wonders while their arch-rivals scored 4-0 and made sure that they get the bragging right not knowing the Phobians did better than them. A little advice goes to Barreto who just joined the league a winning streak and should becareful because it is normal in Ghana Premier League coaches. Barreto’s first job will be deciding his playing formation after Kotoko dropped to third with just two defeats on the road in the first round. He was soon pointing in earnest and dishing out instructions after meeting his new squad in practice at the Reds Adako Jachie training ground. Asante Kotoko new boss Mariano Barreto wasted no time and got stuck straight into his first training session as the Porcupines manager this morning at Adako Jachie. The highly-respected Portuguese was announced as Maxwell Konadu’s successor on an 18-month deal with an option of a further year on Friday for a new era ahead of their first premier league clash against Eleven Wonders at Techiman.
The Portuguese becomes the 10th coach to take charge of the Porcupine Warriors since the club parted ways with Michael Osei in 2015. He is the seventh expatriate to coach the club since 2007 after Kjetil Zachariassen, Steven Pollack, Zdravko Lugarusic, Bogdan Korak, Maurice Cooreman and Talat Uzum. The 64-year-old Bareto joined Kotoko on a one-and-half year deal and will lead the Porcupine Warriors to the Ohene Ameyaw Park this weekend as the second round of the Ghana Premier League returns. The Portuguese trainer admits his players played good football at times but he was far from pleased with their finishing. “I’m happy with the way they tried to make things happen but I think if they take so many of the clear goal-scoring chances, it should be 8-0 or 9-0,” he said during the post-match interview.
The actual fact is that training regime and session is very instrumental and progressive to make things happen on daily basis. It is the basic thing that every player should take it serious. Looking at the very players in our league now we expect the stature and the stamina of the players to improve in Africa, we have forgotten about diet of the players to make things happen rightly. A player train all week but the diet before the match is very vital. It is only Kotoko and some few teams that train twice but Hearts of Oak has not thought about that and have ensure that they make the necessary progress to help the players in a better condition. Just to know that Coach Samuel Boadu wants the players to be confident and strong not only thing of training but tactics and drill accompanied with personal training. This will help the players develop on their own flaws and strengthen their potentials. “They tried to show in the game what we have been working on in training. But there are so many things we need to improve on. “Just because we won doesn’t mean we are heroes. We have no time. After the match, we will have two training sessions on Thursday because we have a big match in the weekend and there are many things we need to improve,” he said.
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