Former Hearts of Oak defender, Larry Sumaila has stated that the club’s former coach, Kosta Papic said he did not believe in any member of the squad when he was appointed by the club.
The 62-year-old had a second spell with the Phobians in the 2021/22 season but left unceremoniously for South African club, Black Leopard after just three months at the helm.
Larry Sumaila, who gathered just a few games under a number of coaches who graced the dugout of the 2000 CAF Champions League winners, spoke to Radio Gold Sports.
“When Kosta Papic came, the squad he saw he said he doesn’t believe in any of the players.
“He said that what he has he cannot win the league but he can place somewhere 8th position on the league table.
“The squad that won everything in 2021/22, Papic said he doesn’t believe in anybody but maybe the following season he can bring in some quality players and can win something.
“The challenges were coming, we go and lose games, we draw games then Papic left without any notification.” Larry Sumaila told Radio Gold Sports.
Despite Kosta Papic’s unwarranted claims, the Phobians swept the carpet that season, winning the domestic treble – the league, the FA Cup and an automatic Super Cup under departed coach, Samuel Boadu.
The club followed it up with the President’s Cup before adding another FA Cup the following season.
Larry Sumaila has since joined fellow premier league club, Samartex.