Hearts of Oak goalkeeper, Richmond Ayi became a hero and a villain in a space of four days.
The 25-year-old, who has been warming the bench for a period now due to the form of Rochard Attah, instantly became a toast of the club’s fans in their 1-0 win over Accra Lions in the round 64 MTN FA Cup at the Carl Reindorf Park on Wednesday.
The former West Africa Football Academy goalkeeper was however not at his utmost in a 2-2 draw at Dreams FC in week 10 of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League on Saturday.
His aerial ability suffered question marks when Dreams FC winger, Issah Ibrahim pounced on his error to tap in an equalizer for the “Still Believe” Boys.
The well built shot stopper was equally criticized for not covering enough space which allowed Dreams FC debutant, Ishmael Dede to score Dreams FC’s 2-1 lead from a through pass.
Hearts of Oak coach, Samuel Boadu however believes, such is a slight mistake from the goalkeeper and they will correct it ahead of the subsequent games.
“We played the FA Cup, he [Richmond Ayi] was the one who kept and he did very well.
“And then this is a slight mistake that we have to go home and correct it.” Samuel Boadu said of Richmond Ayi.
Despite the 2-2 draw at Dreams FC, the Phobians, who got their goals from Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and substitute, Salim Adams, have 10 points from seven games.
They will host Berekum Chelsea in a week five outstanding game at the Cape Coast Stadium but will still have two games against Asante Kotoko and Medeama to spare.