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Hearts deserved victory over Dwarfs, says Hayford

10:57 AM GMT 30/03/2018
Ebusua Dwarfs' Bright Luqman
The Mysterious Club's boss insists he is still on the lookout for a potent striker following their defeat to the Phobians

Ebusua Dwarfs coach Bashir Hayford has admitted that Hearts of Oak were the better side following their 2-0 defeat in matchday three of Ghana Premier League on Thursday but hopes to improve ahead of their next game.

The club lost some of their best strikers last season following transfers to other clubs but are currently nurturing fresh talent, according to the coach.

"Hearts played better than us and deserved to score the two goals so congratulations to them. We did everything possible but their tactics worked ahead of us and must be recommended," Hayford said.

"Quality goal scorers are hard to find currently in Ghana. If you have one or two [good] strikers now, next season they're gone and you have to start afresh. However, I don't miss players and I didn't meet Joseph Esso [who's currently with Hearts] and others and don't even miss them because I can equally make a star from the little I have," he added.

Hayford, however, admitted that his charges were struggling with the Cape Coast Sports Stadium pitch since the turf is heavy at this time of the year.

"Moreover, we were trying to adapt to the pitch at Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The grass here is a bit difficult to cope with although it's our home grounds. It's a bit hard, heavy and different from where we train. You need to hit hard and move with strength before you can achieve your aim," he said.

Dwarfs will play debutants Karela United next week at the Anyinase CAM.