Kenichi Yatsuhasi takes command in first-ever top-flight match


Japanese-American tactician Kenichi Yatsuhashi begins his coaching journey at Hearts of Oak on Sunday when the Phobians host New Edubiase United.

The deadline day acquisitions of Samuel Yeboah, Kennedy Appiah, Richard Akrofi, Samudeen Ibrahim, goalkeeper Samuel Akurugu and Gbeti Evans Silvanus have seen Hearts of Oak gone four matches without defeat.

And a cue will be taken from the double friendly wins over promoted Dreams FC in Dawu last week.

The games will be opened for free to children under 16 years.

Hearts of Oak last won the league in 2009 and have targeted to win it back this season.

New Edubiase United did the double over the Phobians last season and hope to repeat it this term despite losing players like the Nuhu brothers Alhassan and Fuseini, Emmanuel Nti Mensah, Bernard Ofori and Abdul Latif Anabila.

But youngster Godfred Asiamah has returned from a trial session with Swedish side AIK Stockholm to boost his side.


Head to Head

Total matches played = 12

Hearts of Oak wins = 6

Drawn games = 2

New Edubiase Utd wins = 4

*Hearts of Oak have won only one of their last four meetings against New Edubiase Utd.

(W1 D2 L2)

*New Edubiase Utd are unbeaten in their last two trips to Accra Hearts of Oak.

They have won one and drew one.

*Hearts of Oak lost three home games in the premier league last season.

(W8 D4 L3)

*New Edubiase Utd FC managed only two wins at away in the premier league last season.

All against Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.

*Hearts of Oak are winless in four league attempts against Adansi clubs.

(W0 D2 L2).

By Nuhu Adams

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