Former Black Stars midfielder, Sulley Muntari scored his debut goal for Hearts of Oak in their 2-1 week 19 win over West Africa Football Academy on Wednesday.
The 2010 UEFA Champions League winner netted the Phobians’s second goal from the spot after Patrick Razak had been brought down by WAFA goalkeeper, Kwadwo Bonsu on the 75th minute.
Muntari has been impressive for the 2000 CAF Champions League winners since joining them on a free transfer prior to the start of this season.
Head coach, Samuel Boadu in a post match press conference revealed what he told Muntari before the WAFA encounter.
“I spoke to Sulley [Muntari] and told him to score a goal. “ His input in the game, his passes and every work he puts in are good.
“I never expected Sulley Muntari to last longer in our games. “Against Kotoko he played 80 minutes, against RTU he played 79 minutes.
“Sulley is less than a month into full scale training and as player who has been absent from football for long, we thought he would be rusty.
“Sulley Muntari is too aggressive and discipline on the field of play. “Every responsibility you give out to Sulley is well executed so for scoring today’s goal, I’m happy for him and I believe more goals will come.” Samuel Boadu said at the post match press conference.
The 2001 CAF Super Cup winners took the lead just at the beginning of the second half from Kojo Obeng Junior before Derrick Antwi Mensah equalized for the academy boys on the 53rd minute.
Hearts of Oak have 29 points same as Medeama and King Faisal in 5th after 19 matches and will travel to Dormaa against two time champions, Aduana FC in March week 20.