Tuesday Jul 13, 2021. 13:00
Following their Ghana Premier League (GPL) title triumph, Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu has declared that the success will only motivate him to work even harder.
Hearts clinched the title – their first since 2009 – with one round to spare this past weekend when they were held 1-1 by Liberty Professionals and closest chasers Asante Kotoko lost 2-1 to Bechem United.
The triumph is sweet vindication for Boadu, who left Medeama midway through the 2020-21 season to take up the reins at Hearts. At the time, his decision seemed a strange one, with Medeama seemingly far better placed to go on and claim league glory.
“I will make sure I will not be swollen-headed. I will make sure I work extra,” Boadu said after the title was wrapped up, as quoted by Football Ghana.
“This is a motivational cup or winning, so it will prepare me to go higher and higher.”
Hearts, in fact, have the chance to claim a league and cup double, as they are through to the quarterfinals of the MTN FA Cup.
Boadu will also have the honour of leading the Phobians in their return to the CAF Champions League, as they will represent Ghana in the 2021-22 edition of the continental competition.
First, however, Hearts will complete the 2020-21 GPL season with their final fixture away to WAFA on Sunday 18 July.