Prince Tagoe, a former Accra Hearts of Oak striker, has criticized the club’s former head coach Samuel Boadu for appearing at the inner perimeter on Sunday, October 16, 2022, during Hearts of Oak’s CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinals match against AS Real Bamako.
Samuel Boadu’s behavior, according to Tagoe, was impolite, and it was improper for him to approach the players in the inner perimeter to speak with them.
In an interview with a television station headquartered in Accra, Tagoe suggested that the former gaffer might have called the players if he wanted to talk to them.
“I think what Samuel Boadu did wasn’t right. Professionally, I don’t think it’s right to go into the inner perimeter. He should remember he is a coach and not a supporter. He could’ve called the boys on phone to motivate them if that was the intention.”
Hamza Obeng, who was present at the stadium and worked as Boadu’s assistant at Hearts of Oak, explained what led to the former manager entering the inner perimeter.
“I would want to correct a wrong assertion. I was seated at the VVIP throughout the game with Boadu’s wife. Because it was creating a scene, he had to give in and join them on the field. I would want to place on record that, Boadu never went to the dressing room as being reported,” he said.
Hearts of Oak prevailed 1-0 but were unable to avenge their 3-0 loss in the first leg. Then, AS Bamako won 3-1 overall to advance to the group round.