Former Hearts of Oak goalkeeper, Ebenezer Armah Dida, has expressed concerns that the hiring of foreign coaches by the club doesn’t always yield the desired results.
According to Dida, even Ernst Middendorp, whom he considers the most successful expatriate coach for the club, failed to win the Ghana Premier League title during his tenure.
Dida is apprehensive about a recurrence of this outcome with the appointment of Dutchman Martin Koopman as the head coach of the club.
He remarked, “I have always said this. Foreign coaches do not help us. When I check our history, the only foreign coach who helped us was Middendrop. That was in my time but I can’t say same for others. He (Middendrop) even failed to win the league,” Dida said.
“When Boadu (coach Samuel Boadu) came, he won two trophies with Hearts. He is a Ghanaian. So, check the history. That’s what I know.”
Hearts of Oak suffered a defeat in their opening game against RTU and will be aiming for a comeback when they face Nsoatreman this weekend.