Herbert Addo

Herbert Addo

Hearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo says he is using the Elite Cup competition as a platform to give precious game time to some of his fringe and returning players from injury.

The Phobians posted an impressive 3-0 win over Elmina Sharks in their first game of Group 4 in the inaugural competition on Wednesday.

The game saw the likes of Abraziz Abankwa and Ashittey Ollenu making a return to the first team after a long injury layoff.

This adds up to the weekend return of Emmanuel Hayford who also just returned from injury.

Coach Herbert Addo is delighted with opportunity to us such a competitive platform to give these players some playing time on their return from injury.

?If a player is injured you need to give him time to recover and then you also have to give him time to be fit after a long layoff,? he said.

?Then tactically, you have to give them a match ? people like Aziz, Ollenu and the others.

?They needed some playing time and this was a chance to give them the chance.

?I made similar changes in the last game in Tema and we will do same for Sunday?s match before we prepare for Esperance.?

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