Hearts of Oak legend, Mohammed Polo, has offered advice to coach Martin Koopman, urging him to concentrate on finding solutions to the club's recent c
Hearts of Oak legend, Mohammed Polo, has offered advice to coach Martin Koopman, urging him to concentrate on finding solutions to the club’s recent challenges instead of lamenting them.
The Phobians have encountered difficulties in the early matches of the Ghana Premier League, managing just one victory and scoring a single goal in their initial five fixtures.
Koopman recently defended the team’s scoring struggles, suggesting it’s a national issue affecting not only Hearts of Oak but also the senior national team, the Black Stars.
Reacting to Koopman’s comments, Polo stressed the importance of focusing on resolving the club’s issues and questioned the perceived supremacy of foreign coaches.
Polo stated on Connect 97.1 FM, “I am surprised we Africans still believe these white coaches are superior to us (black coaches) because we don’t even trust our own; we don’t give our own a chance.”
“He is telling Hearts of Oak something because he was signed for two years and can’t be fired, if you do, you will pay a penalty, and he can say whatever he wants.”
“He has to find the solution; that’s the reason why he was contracted. He started preseason and was scoring plenty of goals, and things have changed since the league started, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end.”
Notably, Hearts of Oak endured a challenging campaign in the 2022-2023 season, finishing 12th in the league.
Polo expressed concerns about possible relegation if corrective actions are not taken promptly, suggesting that the club hasn’t effectively learned from past challenges in its current situation.