“Do you understand the system & formations or not?” Samuel Boadu clashes with journalists after stalemate with Kotoko


The Phobians boss became the protagonist of an unsavoury incident involving a journalist over tactics and formations

Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu nearly engaged in a heated argument with a journalist who asked him about his choice of tactics and formations used against Asante Kotoko in the Super Clash at Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

With the Phobians going two matches without a win prior to this game, Boadu opted to make some changes in his set up with Obeng Junior and Mohammed Alhassan coming in for Kofi Kordzi and Caleb Amankwah respectively.

The journalist asked Boadu why he opted to deploy a 4-2-2 formation against Kotoko when he had been using 4-3-3 formation in most games which the players seem to have perfected despite initially struggling.

But Boadu denied the suggestions and insisted that he went into the game with a 4-3-3 formation with variations.

“Please, for your own, do you understand the system or not formation? What did you see and what shows we started with 4-4-2 formation later changed to [another formation] against Kotoko,” Boadu quizzed as quoted by AshesGyamera.com.

Samuel Boadu explains the tactics he used against Kotoko ||Max Graphics

“At least, you should have gotten the team list and watch the system on it before you can talk about it.

“We played 4-3-3 with variations. The 4-3-3 formation is not only about lining up players very straight. You can vary it.

“You can play 4-1-2-2-1 and that is the same as 4-3-3. You can play 4-3-2-1 so it is a variation and nothing new,” he added.

Despite Hearts avoiding defeat in their last two games, Samuel Boadu’s charges are yet to win in their last three games and have picked only five points from their last five games.

After the first round of the season, Hearts sit eighth on the log with 25 points, twelve points behind leaders Asante Kotoko.


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