Former Head Coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, Edward Nii Odoom has said he wasn’t joking when he said the Phobians will emerge winners of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League.
Odoom, who took over the reigns as trainer of the Accra-based giants following the dismissal of Kim Grant on December 31 2019, steered the technical affairs of the club in the annulled 2019-2020 Ghana Premier League till the early embers of the ongoing season predicted the Phobians will clinch the league title this season.
His comments turned into ridicule considering the stuttering start of the Rainbow Club and his demotion to Auroras – the junior side of Hearts of Oak – coupled with the appointment of Serbian gaffer Kosta Papic and later on Nii Noi Thompson and now Samuel Boadu, with the latter marshalling the nineteen-time league winners to the apex of the Ghanaian top-flight – making the comments of Odoom a near-reality.
“From the begging of the league, myself and the boys promised to win the league this year no matter what and people didn’t understand me.” – Nii Odoom told SportsObama News
“We went through a hectic pre-season and it’s showing now, that’s why I said Hearts will win the league, all the boys are poised for the league no matter the circumstances.” – He added.
Hearts are currently perched at the summit of the league table, two points clear closest contenders and eternal nemesis Asante Kotoko and will face city rivals Great Olympics in the Mantse Derby this Sunday.