Hearts coach Nuttall unhappy despite Kotoku victory

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The Phobians marched on to the round of 16 of the FA Cup on Sunday but their manager wasn't convinced with his team’s form

Hearts of Oak recorded a comfortable 4-0 win over Kotoku Royals in the Ghana FA Cup round of 32 on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium, but head coach Frank Elliott Nuttall was not satisfied with the performance of his charges.

After an end-to-end action in the opening twenty minutes, Patrick Razak won a penalty for the Phobians, with defender Vincent Atinga perfectly converting while Kwame Kizito and Cosmos Dauda added one each and Atinga scoring another spot kick.

“The game came alive towards the end and we had a couple of goals in the first half but I was keen to look at the performance rather than the goals. And to be honest, I didn’t think we performed very well today,” Nuttall said.

“We were a little bit slack and certainly any team that is coming to play Hearts of Oak always try really hard to play against us and this time we were the best side and we won a 100 per cent today and that may be the good thing going forward,” he added.

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Nuttall brought on Isaac Mensah, Bright Luqman and Malik Akowuah, who were making injury return.

"I brought on Isaac, Luqman and also Malik so it is good to get them back like anyone in the squad. They have to be part of the squad to see what happens in our subsequent games. I'm happy with their recoveries," he added.

Hearts will know their opponent next week after the draw for the round 16.

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