Accra Hearts of Oak’s Premier League title defence started on a slow note after splitting points at home to Legon Cities FC in the opening 2021/22 Ghana Premier league fixture.
The Phobians were held to a goalless draw by the Royals at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday much to the disappointment of the club’s teeming fans.
The 2000 CAF Champions League winners created numerous goal scoring opportunities but were wasteful in the Royals’ final third with striker, Kofi Kodzi the biggest culprit.
Legon Cities equally created chances especially in the dying minutes which could have plunged the Phobians into opening day defeat.
Head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, Samuel Boadu rues the missed opportunities but admits every club’s target will be the defending league champions.
“It’s a very good game as you can see, Legon Cities were well prepared and everybody’s target is Hearts of Oak.
“But we never give up, we know definitely that we will progress match after match.
“This is the time that we have to sit down to analyze the situation, where the problem is so that we can solve the problem,” Samuel Boadu said.
Samuel Boadu admits that his attackers struggled to score goals and the technical team will work on correcting the anomaly in the subsequent games.
“It was the attacking side because we created a lot of chances, at least we should have scored one goal.
“But we squandered all the chances but we still have more time to work on them.” Samuel Boadu said of his attackers.
The start of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season should be a source of happiness for Hearts of Oak as games will help increase their sharpness for the continental football challenge.
The 21 time Ghana champions have CAF Confederation clash against Algeria Club Jeunesse Sportive de Saoura with the first leg in Accra and a return fixture in Algeria.