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Sports News of Thursday, 29 June 2017


AshantiGold coach C.K Akunnor happy to win against Hearts

AshantiGold coach Charles Akunnor says he is proud of his team following their 1-0 victory over Hearts of Oak in week 20 of the Ghana Premier League on Wednesday.

AshantiGold traveled to the Accra Sports Stadium in a spirited mood after their four-match winning streak in the second half of the league to engage a Hearts of Oak team that had also lost just one game in their last ten outings.

Daniel Gozah's early minute strike settled the scores as the Miners condemned the Phobians to their first home defeat in the ongoing campaign.

And speaking to reporters after the match, Akunnor declared his admiration for his players for a good job done and told them to be proud of themselves.

“We dominated the game in every department, though we were threatened by Hearts at some stage but I'm proud as a coach. I’m learning, I’m improving and I want to go on do this at the highest level, it’s a journey,” Akunnor told reporters.

“That has been the target since I got here, I didn’t give up and I told the boys to shoot whenever they set sights at goal. The boys we brought in the second transfer window have remarkably helped improve the team.”

“Every week I push them to the limit and they also give their all. I'm very happy because it’s difficult to have players like that. They came with different attitudes, but we can only be proud of what we’re doing.”

AshantiGold remain 13th on the log with 25 points but will hope to continue their good run in week 21 when they host league leaders WAFA at Obuasi.