Ex-Hearts of Oak forward, Charles Taylor has offered words of advice to the club in their quest to defend the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League title.
The Phobians were held to a goalless draw by Legon Cities FC in their opening 2021/22 Ghana Premier League fixture at the Accra Sports Stadium last Sunday.
After several misses on goal scoring opportunities and being denied on countless occasions by goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi, the millennium champions had no option but to make do with just an opening day point.
Having suffered a humiliating exit from the 2021/22 CAF Champions League following a 6-2 aggregate score against Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco, the record Ghana FA Cup holders wanted to redeem their image against Legon Cities FC.
Salifu Ibrahim, Isaac Mensah and the biggest culprit on the day, Kofi Kodzi all had a bite at goal but were either missing or had their chance denied by Ofori Antwi.Charles Taylor, who won the CAF Champions League with Hearts of Oak in 2000, has admonished the players to remain calm in front of goal when the opportunities arise.
“Hearts of Oak have a good team and coach in Samuel Boadu, but need to be patient if they want to win the title again.
“They (Hearts of Oak) could have beaten Legon Cities by about 3-0 if they were calmer in front of goal.
“You could see that the players wanted immediate revenge after losing to WAC in the CCL but sometimes you need to be calm for the results to come.” Charles Taylor told Max fm.
Hearts of Oak travel to the Sogakope Park as guests of West Africa Football Academy for match week two.
The 2001 CAF Super Cup winners dropped to the CAF Confederation Cup where they are paired against Algeria side, JS Saoura in the final playoffs with the winner over the two legs qualifying for the group stage.
The 2004 CAF Confederation Cup winners host the first leg on November 28 at the Accra Sports Stadium before traveling for the reverse fixture in Algeria a week after the first.