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Former captain of Hearts Of Oak, Amankwah Mireku says he does not see current coach of the club Edward Nii Odoom winning laurels as former trainer of the club – Cecil Jones Attuquayefio.
Attuquayefiio, the most successful coach of the Rainbow club enjoyed a trophy-laden stints with the club in his two spells he had with the Ghanaian giants before he passed on in 2015.
The clu has struggled to replicate his feat under different gaffers.The Phobians paid tribute to late Attuquayefio on Monday, as they marked the fifth anniversary of his demise.
Speaking in an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM, Mireku who captained the side to win the 2004/05 Caf Confederation Cup under Attuquayefio indicated that it will be ‘impossible’ for Nii Odoom to replicate the success chalked by the late coach.
“In football, coaches are important but for me football is all about players. Players make coaches not coaches making players. So you look at the calibre of players the late Attuquayefio worked with and now the players coach Odoom is working with, it makes it impossible” he retorted.
“To ask coach Odoom to emulate the late Cecil Jones Attuquayefio in winning laurels will be impossible, it will be a herculean task for me.
“Winning the league has even become a problem but we won it six times, with this crop of players its impossible,” he reasoned.
“It’s not about coach Odoom but the quality of players” Amankwah Mireku ended.
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