Ex defender Johnson foresees tougher times for Hearts

Sam Johnson predicts difficult times ahead for Hearts

By Ameenu Shardow

Ex Hearts of Oak defender Sam Johnson predicts an even tougher time for the team despite the appointment of C.K Akunnor as coach.

Akunnor, 38, was brought in as replacement for Serbian Nebojsa Vucicevic who was sacked following a string of poor results.

But the former Ghana captain started his career off as head coach of the Premier League giants to the worst possible start with a home defeat to city rivals Liberty Professionals on Sunday.

And his former national teammate, Johnson says Akunnor must fight against the already in-place order if he wants to succeed.

“It is not going to be easy for him (Akunnor) at all,” he told Accra-based Radio XYZ.

“There are a lot of people there who want to control him and I would be happy if he could stand strong and fight for his right as a coach.

“There are some people in the time who will always be in the team and they are the ones causing all the problems.”

The defeat to Liberty now sees the Phobians drop to fourth on the Premier League table with a whooping 12-points difference behind leaders Asante Kotoko with nine matches to go.

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