Asante Kotoko head coach Mariano Barreto Jeronimo has rubbished claims Accra Hearts Of Oak are legends and a dominant force to defeat during his interview on Nhyira 104.5 FM.
The Brazilian gaffer praised Hearts for winning the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League but didn’t buy the idea of them being referred to us legends and hard to defeat.
” Hearts are obvious a good team and thats why they won the league. They played very well and deserved to win the league title.
“People refer to them us legends and hard to beat of which I don’t think so. They defeat us in the crucial Super Clash which guaranteed them the league but they were lucky.
“They did not play better than us and we had numerous opportunities to win the game but we couldn’t take them.
” We had clear chances of which our players missed in both halves of the game.
“Okrah had a clear chance late in the second half but he couldn’t score, so I can say they were lucky” Coach Mariano Barreto Jeronimo said in his interview with Nhyira 104.5 FM.
Mariano Barreto replaced Maxwell Konadu earlier on in the league campaign making a return to Ghana after 15 years when he left the Ghanaian National Team for Portuguese side SC Maritimo.
The 64 year-old guided Asante Kotoko to a 2nd place on the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League massing 57 points.