Former Hearts of Oak trainer Kenichi Yatsuhashi has played down suggestions that he was the reason behind the excitement that greeted the Ghana Premier League in the first round.
Kenichi Yatsuhashi enjoyed a stellar first half season with Accra Hearts of Oak before his contract was terminated by the management of the team because of disagreement over his decision to be on a 3-week training course leave.
Many soccer followers in Ghana including the vice president of the Ghana Football Association(GFA) believes that the “sushi” tactician was one of the reasons behind the excitement in the Ghana league.
The Japanese American born trainer however argues that his players must be credited for the huge patronage the league enjoyed when he was around.
“My players are the ones who brought the excitement not me. My duty was to win games and I did my best but my players displayed the exciting football”
The decision to part ways with the maverick coach angered majority of Hearts fans who stopped watching the team’s matches.
Hearts of Oak finished 3rd in the just ended Ghana Premier League.
By: Perez Erzoah