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19.10.2019 League Report

My Time With Hearts Of Oak Was A Good Experience - Kenichi Yatsuhashi

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
My Time With Hearts Of Oak Was A Good Experience - Kenichi Yatsuhashi
LISTEN OCT 19, 2019

Former Accra Hearts of Oak head coach, Kenichi Yatsuhashi has disclosed that his time with the club was a good experience even though he was eventually sacked.

The Japanese tactician was appointed a head coach for the Phobians back in November 2015 before going on to become a fan favorite.

His expertise transformed the team and compelled fans to troop to the stadium whenever the Rainbow lads were playing.

Despite improving the Hearts of Oak team, he was later sacked after reportedly having a falling out with the top hierarchy of the club.

In a recent interview, Kenichi Yatsuhashi explained how he ended up with the coaching job with the Accra-based club.

“After one year of working at the Aspire Academy in Qatar, which was an extremely important and valuable experience for me working alongside top European youth coaches, I decided to move on to coach a professional senior team. I contacted many agents and one of them brought my CV to Accra Hearts of Oak, one of the two biggest clubs in Ghana and CAF Champions League winners in 2000”.

He added, “I made the final shortlist of three coaches and I was finally appointed in October 2015. I worked there for 8 months and I did very well in my opinion. We were always first or second in the table, but when we dropped to fourth on goal differential, despite being level on points with the second-placed team, they decided let me go. However, it was a great experience for me”.

Kenichi later went on to Coach Ghana Premier League sides Inter Allies and Aduana Stars.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo


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