Legon Cities head coach, Maxwell Konadu has talked about the tactics that led to his side holding defending league champions, Hearts of Oak to a goalless draw.
The Royals managed to put brakes on the Phobians in their opening day of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League fixture at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
After sustaining incessant pressure in both halves of the game, the Royals nearly pulled a fast one on the millennium champions with some good chances in the latter part of the duel.
Maxwell Konadu talks about the game plan that ensured the visitors gave the defending league champions a good run for their money.
“We came with a game plan, though not perfect, we were able to hold them, trying to frustrate them with our combination passes and some extent it worked.
“So when we were able to hold them for the first half, we saw that they decided to go long, that is where we began picking the second balls and playing our game.
“Though it’s our first match, we know Hearts of Oak is in a competition already.
“We made some elementary mistakes by playing from the back was a bit difficult but we go on to work on it to make sure that we do it better next time,” Maxwell Konadu said.
“But back to our game, we knew that when we frustrate them by holding on to the ball, they can’t play, they will start to go long and it happened.
“They were not patient enough, they went for long balls and we picked it up and played our game.” Maxwell Konadu added.
Legon Cities FC last season held the same side to a 1-1 draw under a different technical team.
They battled relegation last term but managed to beat the drop with breathtaking displays in the final stages of the season, finishing 11th with 42 points.