Hearts of Oak have parted ways with coach Samuel Boadu following the club’s poor start to the season.
The Phobians earned a controversial draw against fierce rivals Asante Kotoko last weekend, giving them two points from a possible nine three games into the new Ghana Premier League season.
In a statement, Hearts of Oak said: “The club is of the opinion that there is the need for a new direction and the energy to ensure its broader objectives are achieved and it feels the time for that new direction is now.”
“The Board and management will like to thank Samuel Boadu and his assistants for their contribution to our history and the memories – which will always remain with us. The club will like to wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.”
“In the interim, the coach of the U20 – Samuel Nii Noi who will be assisted by Benjamin Mensah will take charge of the team until a substantive head coach is appointed.”
— #3Sports (@3SportsGh) September 27, 2022
Boadu joined Hearts of Oak from Medeama in 2020 and quickly became a fan favourite after leading the club to their trophy drought.
In Boadu’s first season, Hearts of Oak won the Ghana Premier League for the first time since 2009, and he also won the MTN FA Cup. Hearts completed a treble in the 2020/21 season.
Last season, he successfully defended the FA Cup, but his failure to defend the league, in which Hearts finished 19 points behind Kotoko, and their dismal performance in Africa led many to question Boadu’s methods, including board member Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe.