Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu is optimistic that his team can challenge for the Ghana Premier League title despite a poor start as they lost to Aduana Stars on the opening weekend of the season.
Aduana won 1-0 thanks to Bright Adjei’s goal, extending their home unbeaten streak against Hearts of Oak to seven games.
Boadu, who has now failed to win his first game for the second consecutive season, expressed disappointment after the game, blaming their profligacy in front of goal for failing to earn at least a point against the Ogya lads.
“It’s very bad to lose such a game. I think the boys did well. They created a lot of chances, but they squandered all the chances. It’s unfortunate that from the little mistake they got the chance to score a goal,” Boadu said.
“We are not down even though we have lost the first game, we have to go back and prepare very well so that the subsequent matches we do well.”
Boadu’s side will play their next game at home against city rivals Great Olympics.
Hearts of Oak finished 19 points behind champions Asante Kotoko last season.