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Nii Saban Quaye, Team Manager of Hearts of Oak has disclosed that former coach Kim Grant banned the team from using ways and means (juju) around the team.
Hearts of Oak suffered back-back defeats in their first two fixtures in the Ghana premier league of which former Coach Kim Grant supervised the opener against Berekum Chelsea. Jonah Attuquaye’s solitary goal broke the hearts of the Phobians at home which eventually led to the sacking of the former Ghana international.
Edward Nii Odoom whom Saban Quaye claims back the club’s ways and means took over from Grant and have so far recorded two wins, one defeat and a draw for the club.
“His (Kim Grant) background frowns at juju so there were lot of things he stopped us from doing,” Saban Quaye told Kumasi-based Kessben FM.
“Luck plays a major role in football so if he (Grant) oppose to ways and means you cant do it”
“I had one on one meetings with him on many occasions but he just didn’t buy to my idea so we couldn’t do anything about it”
“Hearts and Kotoko are big teams so once a player is signed the whole family have the perception that he is wealthy therefore the witches and wizard in his family can work to bring him down so as a manager, you have to protect the players against such things. The players are vulnerable therefore they need protection but I couldn’t pass by Grant because he was my boss,” he revealed.
He was further asked if the team’s current good form is as a result of the ways and means, he said; “No, it’s a tactical discipline and the player’s mentality to win but I will say luck”
Hearts of Oak under the current manager Odoom have picked 7 points from their last 4 games n the premier league with notable one coming last Sunday’s 2-1 over regional rivals Liberty Professionals at Dansoman after scoring 2 late goals to win the game.
The Phobians will square off against Asante Kotoko in match week 6 of the Ghana premier league on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium. The capital-based club are poised to add Kotoko to their current victims.
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