Accra Hearts of Oak head coach, Kenichi Yatsuhashi, has lauded the managerial combination of assistant coach Yaw Preko and Corperate Affairs Manager Joe Addo.
Kenichi was absent from the club’s bench due to health reasons in their 3-0 walloping of Division one side Wassaman United yesterday at the Ohene Djan Stadium.
The victory chalked yesterday sees them qualify for the round of 32.
“I was so happy for the fans messages and concern for my health and even happier to let them no am very close to full recovery and returning to coaching soon. I will be on the bench for the game against Wa All Stars,” he told the club’s website.
After his appointment was ridiculed by the top hierarchy of the club, he is gradually silencing his critics and is yet to lose a game this eason.
“The contribution of Joe Addo and Yaw Preko, [ With whom I ] have been working with Yaw Preko and he is a very good coach and very happy he was around for the weekend match, and had no doubt that he wasn’t going to do well.
“I knew Joe [Addo] from [my time] in the United States, and his contributions are very important for us. Even though I think Yaw Preko didn’t need much help from Joe, his presence and assistance straightened things,” he added.
Kenichi was reported to have taken ill and thus was absent from the clubs training on Friday.
The Phobians will next play in a top-of-the-table-clash against Wa All Stars in week six of the Ghana Premier League.
Hearts is currently leading the league table with 13 points whiles All Stars is second with 11 points.