Martin Koopman, the head coach of Hearts of Oak, has urged supporters to exercise patience with both the players and management in light of the team’s slow start to the 2023/24 season. The Phobians have encountered a tough beginning, securing just one win from their initial five games in the Ghana Premier League, prompting concerns among fans.
Despite high expectations for improvement under a new coach following a challenging 2022/23 campaign, the team has faced difficulties, leading to growing frustration among supporters. Koopman, addressing concerns, emphasized the youthfulness of the squad, with players ranging from 19 to 21 years old. He appealed for understanding, stating, “I see performance, and I’m proud of them. We need time because the players are young.”
Looking ahead, Hearts of Oak will strive to turn their fortunes around in the upcoming league game against Bibiani GoldStars, aiming to secure their second win of the season. The coach’s plea for patience reflects a commitment to the development and progress of the team during this transitional period.