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Struggling Heart of Lions appoint Bashir Hayford to lead revival campaign

Struggling Ghana Premier League side Heart of Lions have made a strategic move in a bid to reverse their fortunes by appointing veteran trainer Bashir Hayford as their new head coach once more.

The 65-year-old takes over from Fatawu Salifu, who was relieved of his duties earlier this month due to the team’s poor performance, failing to secure a single win in the 13 games played.

Languishing at the bottom of the league table with only eight points, Lions are currently facing the looming threat of relegation.

Hayford’s appointment is seen as a crucial step to steer the team away from early relegation candidacy and revitalize their performance in the top flight.

Hayford brings a wealth of experience, having previously coached Lions from 2004 to 2006, leading them to promotion to the Ghana Premier League in 2005. His successful coaching career includes winning the Ghana Premier League with Kotoko in the 2006/07 season and securing another league title with AshantiGold.

Returning to Hearts of Lions after 16 years, Hayford faces the immediate challenge of turning the team’s fortunes around in the upcoming away game against his former club, Legon Cities.

The decision to bring in Hayford comes a week after Fatawu Salifu’s departure from the struggling Lions, who currently hold the unwanted record of being the only club without a win in the Premier League this season after 14 rounds of games. With just eight points from 13 games, including five losses and eight draws, the club is banking on Hayford to bring about a positive change.

Bashir Hayford’s debut game as the head coach of Heart of Lions will be a crucial clash against Legon Cities, setting the stage for his impact on the club’s journey to reclaim their standing in the league.


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