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Kotoko coach Prosper Ogum praises team for Hearts defeat, thanks fans for support

Kumasi Asante Kotoko gaffer, Prosper Nartey Ogum, expressed content after their victory over Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Stadium in match-week 31 of the Ghana Premier League.

The Reds won 2-0 thanks to Steve Mukwala’s brace.

Coach Ogum was absolutely excited after the win against Hearts of Oak, expressing his happiness, revealing his chat with Steve Mukwala before the game.

“Very happy. Beating Hearts of Oak back to back is not an easy job so I’m happy to think it is an honor for this group of players it has been a while since I think this happened.

“So we are all happy and you could see when the final whistle was blown. As I said before the game I engaged him (Mukwala) and I think he has lived up to the task and it’s good for us.”

Ogum reflected on his tactics, emphasizing the importance of a solid defensive structure and discipline. He believed that these qualities led the team to victory.

“Before the game I told you the team with a good defensive structure and good discipline will be able to carry the day.

“So observing them play most of their matches we realize that we need to contain them and then catch them on the break and if you look at the first goal that was what exactly happened.”

Furthermore, the tactician is convinced that this victory should inspire the players because defeating Hearts of Oak is no small feat.

“I think on a very good note like we ended this game, there is no motivation than beating Heart Of Oak of all teams.

“This is enough motivation for the players to know that the three games left they need to work harder than they have worked today so that we position ourselves very well on the league log.”

Ogum on the fans: “They were amazing today they were very supportive they were always behind us anytime we had the ball and anytime we did not have the ball I realized that they were calm the usual ranting we didn’t experience it today.

“And I would like to use this an opportunity to thank them they should always be patient with us anytime we are playing at home they should support us.

“Even if the going is very tough they should stay calm and support us that is the only way that these players will have the confidence, determination, and desire to play to win.”

Kotoko has climbed to 9th place on the league table with 43 points, while Hearts has fallen to 15th place with 38 points, just two points away from the relegation zone.

The Reds will be hosting Great Olympics in their next match, and Hearts will have Nations FC at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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