Legon Cities head coach, Bashir Hayford has praised the sharpness of the Hearts of Oak team following their 1-2 loss to the Phobians on Thursday night.
Kwadwo Obeng Junior and Frederick Ansah Botchway powered Hearts into a two-goal lead in the opening 40 minutes but Victorien Adebayor pulled one back for the Royals on the stroke of half-time.
After the recess, coach Bashir’s side pressed hard enough to get their equaliser but were unlucky not to draw level as they suffered back-to-back defeat in their last two games.
Speaking after the game, the Legon Cities coach was impressed with the forward lines of his rivals while also commending them for their efforts in keeping his team at bay.
“Hearts had their chances and they took it. We put them under pressure in the second half. Kudos to them, they managed the pressure well. I won’t take anything away from them,” coach Bashir said.
The former AshantiGold coach also lauded the work being done by Samuel Boadu in the dugouts for Hearts, describing the former Medeama gaffer as his ‘son’.
“Samuel Boadu is my son. He came to me to bless him after the game. He said he always want to be like me. I am impressed with what he has done at Hearts of Oak. He deserves all the praise.”
The results now means the Royals have dropped into 10th position on the league table of the Ghana Premier League while the Phobians return to the top of the summit.