Samuel Boadu has no intentions of leaving Hearts of Oak amidst pressure from the board
Hearts of Oak head coach Samuel Boadu has stated his desire to remain and continue doing great things for the club despite not having the backing of some board members.
The past weeks have been tough for the gaffer as he has to deal with pressure from some of the board members after a run of disappointing results prior to the end of the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League season.
Board member Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe was very upset sharing his concerns about Boadu and his technical team earlier this week, as the team prepares to return to Africa for the second consecutive season for the Confederation Cup via the cup route in their triumph against Bechem United last Sunday in the finals of the FA Cup.
“I strongly have my doubt that the technical team can do well in Africa. Hearts of Oak is a big club and must always be in the hand of a big coach like Attiquayefio. I believe the current technical team can’t carry us far,” He told Accra-based Angel FM.
Hearts, who won the treble last season, were humbled in Africa. First, they were battered 6-2 on aggregate by Wydad in CAF Champions League and then lost 4-2 on aggregate to JS Saoura in the Confederation Cup last qualifying round.
Boadu’s failure to defend the league title as Hearts finished sixth has heightened the situation, but the coach is calm.
“I am working for Hearts of Oak. When you lose a match, the pressure will come here and there. We are always learning from our mistakes,” the 36-year-old said in an interview with Asempa FM.
His contract is set to expire in September 2023 with options of renewal.
In his 15 months with Hearts, Boadu has won five out of a possible seven trophies, including the Ghana Premier League title, two FA Cups, the Super Cup, and the President’s Cup.