Kenichi upbeat ahead of Accra derby against Hearts of Oak

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Kenichi Yatsuhashi
Goal Ghana
The Japanese coach believes his current side can beat his former club on Wednesday

Inter Allies coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi is brimming with confidence ahead of his first meeting against Hearts of Oak in Ghana Premier League since he was sacked two seasons ago.

The Japanese coach was in charge of the Phobians for only six months before his dismissal for disciplinary reasons.

He later joined Allies and has had an inspiring campaign so far.

“We had a great win in the FA Cup but our main focus now is Hearts of Oak, since we want to continue the momentum,” Kenichi told Happy FM.

“I’m Inter Allies' coach currently but I'm still Hearts of Oak supporter. I hope they do well this season but not against my club in the premier league on Wednesday.

“I had a very good time with Hearts two years ago and I’m having a very good time with Inter Allies now so I'm obviously happy and a victory will complete it,” he added.

Kenichi, however, was tight-lipped when asked if he would welcome another opportunity to coach the Phobians in the future.

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“I have to think about it before I can give a definite answer but they haven’t told me yet concerning a possible reunion so I can’t answer it now,” he added.

Inter Allies sit fifth on the log with 21 points, six points above Hearts who occupy 11th position with.