Accra Hearts of Oak Coach, Frank Elliot Nuttall, believes his side has made some significant improvement as a team despite losing 0-2 to Medeama Sporting Club last Wednesday in the ongoing GHALCA-organised G8 tournament.
The Scottish trainer gave some of the team’s newly recruited players an opportunity to impress, and said in a post-match interview that his aim was to rebuild the team and get it ready for the upcoming Premier League season.
Coach Nuttall introduced new players such as Robert Addo, Richard Zumah and Reginald Thompson in the game but the Phobians came short as they were thumped 2-0 by Tarkwa-based Medeama who jumped to the top of the Group B table with six points.
“In terms of improving, I think we have improved as a team because these are early stages and we have to be careful so that they [players] don’t get injured, and that was the reason some of them came off,” explained Nuttall.
“I think it is an opportunity to continue the rebuilding process. It is an opportunity to also see some of the new players make their debuts and on top of that it was a good opportunity to get more match fairness and respect,” he added.
Meanwhile, Medeama Coach Samuel Badu is positive the ‘Yellow and Mauve’ are in good shape to defeat Karela United when the two teams meet tomorrow in their final group fixture.
Coach Badu said his target was to finish tops in the competition and gave an assurance that his charges were ready to stop Karela and any other side who crossed their path.
“Now I am looking up to the next match against Karela, then I will move forward to win the subsequent matches,” Coach Ansah said.