Hearts of Oak legend Charles Taylor has voiced his criticism of the club’s decision to field goalkeeper Richard Attah, whom he believed was out of shape.
The Phobians suffered a surprising defeat, conceding a late goal by Owusu Afriyie at the Aliu Mahama Stadium, with Real Tamale United securing all three points.
In the aftermath of the match, Charles Taylor expressed his disappointment with Richard Attah’s performance and questioned the decision to include him in the starting lineup.
Taylor suggested that the goalkeeper’s physical condition was not up to par, a matter he believed the goalkeeper trainers should have addressed.
“When you look at the goal that Richard Attah conceded, you won’t understand because how can a keeper of his size allow this,” Charles Taylor candidly stated during an interview with Accra-based Angel TV.
Taylor further emphasized the importance of goalkeepers being in optimal physical condition for matches, highlighting that given Attah’s size, he shouldn’t have been entrusted with the goalkeeping duties in that particular game.
He further emphasized, “All these, the goalkeepers’ trainer has to know that the keepers have to be hardworking. Looking at the size of Attah, he shouldn’t have been allowed to be in the post,” he added.
Real Tamale United’s victory marked their fourth consecutive win against Hearts of Oak since their return to the top flight, underlining the challenges the Phobians face early in the season.
The criticism from Charles Taylor adds to the scrutiny surrounding the team’s performance and selection choices, setting the stage for further evaluations and improvements as the season progresses.