Hearts of Oak have gone two games without a win and sit at the foot of the League table with one point with a game in hand (against Aduana stars). They twice threw away their lead to draw 2-2 with AshantiGold in their season opener before falling to Inter Allies FC in their second fixture with a 1-0 defeat.
According to Papic, although the win is important to the team, he observed that his players shivered while the game was goalless. Second half made the difference and that is what am expecting. You know we are struggling to organize ourselves the way I want but at least we got the three-point which is very important.” Papic said after the game.
Serbian coach Kosta Papic arrival in the country is to take charge of Accra Hearts of Oak and was spotted at the stadium on Sunday night when the Phobians lost 1-0 to Inter Allies. He is expected to provide some support to the technical team led by Coach Edward Nii Odoom and deputy Asare Bediako. With his vast experience on the continent, working with clubs such as Lobi Stars, Enyimba FC, Enugu Rangers, Maritzburg United, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Young Africans SC, Chippa United, Black Leopards and Polokwane City.
Papic, after just the lose their match, has been able to galvanize the team with intense training sessions and apt diffrent selection of the lineup and it paid off. He deployed a 4-4-2 diamond formation with Abdul Aziz Nurudeen who made his first appearance this season at the base of it. In front of him were Michelle Sarpong and Botchway.
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