Experienced Ghanaian coach, J. E Sarpong believes Hearts of Oak will come good in subsequent games despite a blip in their opening day defeat to Real Tamale United in the BetPawa Premier League.
The record FA Cup holders were stunned 1-0 as late as in the 88th minute when Owusu Afriyie connected a header to beat onrushing Richard Attah in post for the Phobians.
The result has left the club’s fans fuming heading into their week 2 game against Nsoatreman in Accra.
Notwithstanding the first step error by Martin Koopman’s charges, coach Sarpong believes clubs can start slowly but pick up the pieces mid-way through the season.
“But all teams have their characters and history.
“Slow starters, picking up midway and finishing superbly.
“Although I know n believe in the adage that ” the early bird catches the worm”.
“From preseason and with a new coach let’s see what qualities they have going forward.
“All coaches to new clubs want to impress but later see the tasks an ardous one like my friend Eric Ten of Man U.” Coach Sarpong told Radio Gold Sports.
The veteran trainer is one of the few men to handle Ghana’s top clubs, Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko during his hay-days.
His coaching journey includes stints at two time Ghana Premier League champions, Aduana Stars, Liberty Professionals, Ebusua Dwarfs and Okwawu United among others.