Soccer News of Friday, 26 April 2013
Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Kofi Abanga says his footballing career nearly came to an end under former head coach C.K Akonnor.
He told Nkoranza-based radio station Akyeaa FM that under Akunnor, he was always made to warm the bench.
“Some months ago it was frustrating sitting on the reserve bench always and it even became worse when I was deemed surplus to requirements, resulting in a supposed move away from the club under C.K Akonnor," he said.
Abanga also told Akyeaa FM that his fortunes have changed under current head coach David Duncan, adding that he is expecting to hit form now that he is once again an integral part of the team.
When asked about Hearts of Oak’s next league match against arch rivals Asante Kotoko, Abanga remarked that the team’s main focus was on Sunday’s MTN FA Cup quarterfinal game against Gold Stars in Accra.
"Kotoko's match in Accra is an important game which will determine who has the bragging rights but we're close to winning the FA Cup which will take us to Africa. As for the Premier League, it is one game at a time. When we get to the bridge, we will definitely cross it," the players stated.
Hearts of Oak are now in 8th position on the Glo Premier League log with 32 points, having lost only one game in the second round.