Every starting event has an ending thereof likewise the hiring of coaches cannot be complete with firing based on either performances or mutual agreements.
Football has grown to a stage where for a coach to win laurels in a season and beyond requires certain caliber of players to carry out instructions in order to achieve a feat for themselves and the coach as well.
Taking a quick look like teams like Al Ahly in Africa, Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Juventus, Liverpool just to mention a few, have always had individual talented players bent on history making because they felt the need to pay back the amount of money club owners pay them by translating them into winning trophies. Would such have been possible if they had played for the coaches to pay them, is food for thought.
It took hard work, discipline, determination and team work for players from these teams among others to fight against all odds to win a silver wear for themselves.
However, it appears that hearts players have created a vacuum in their hearts for Coach David Duncan’s untimely sack to have a toll effect on their style of paly though currently Coach Mohammed Polo is in charge.
It was obvious that the players did suffered from Coach Duncan’s dismissal as it was seen in their 3-0 mulling in the hands of Wa All Stars in the last matches of the GPL 2013/2014 first round followed by a 2-1 lost to Gold Stars in the 2014 MTN FA Cup round.
Hearts players should lift up their game otherwise it would be doom for the team this season if they carry Coach Duncan’s shocked expel into the second round of the Ghana Premier League next month.
Now that there is a replacement for Coach Duncan, who will they play for?
Similarly are they willing to play and restore the glory days in line with Coach Polo’s dribbling magician tactics or continue to still register their displeasure about Coach Duncan’s dismissal on the field of play?
Hearts players should be made to know that the seven-point gap from Kotoko on the league is achieve able only when they are determine to work hard and let go the past to make history.
By Ebenezer Zor (Time Is God)