Hearts of Oak’s new coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has declared his intention to clinch the domestic league title in his first attempt.

The Japanese-American coach has come under huge pressure soon after his appointment following Hearts’ failure to win a game during their training visit to Libya.

In an interview with Joy Sports, Kenichi stated his side are poised to win next season’s title despite the bad start at Hearts.

“Our fans want us to win the league and the FA Cup as well but I have very good reasons to believe that we have a very good chance to win the league.”

According to Kenichi, the trip to North Africa provided the team with great preparation ahead of the upcoming regular season.

“Right now, it is a preparation towards the official league games. The number of goals we are conceding is becoming less and less each game. We conceded two goals but before that it was three and before that it was four.”

“The result of how many goals we are conceding suggests that our defending is getting better and it is only a matter of time so I am not worried.”

Kenichi Yatsuhashi’s first real test would come in the GHALCA G6 tournament scheduled for January 2016 in Sekondi.

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