"I have 100 per cent confidence Kosta Papic will turn things around - Ex-Hearts midfielder Kofi Abanga

Published on: 02 December 2020

Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Kofi Abanga is confident Kosta Papic will turn things around at the club.

The 60-year-old has replaced Edward Odoom, who has been in charge since December 2019.

Papic returns to the club after leading them to the 2009 Ghana Premier League title.

"I have 100 per cent confidence that Papic can will turn things around. With Hearts when there is a new Coach, almost all players get rejuvenated and give their all so as to get selected by him," Abanga told Silver FM.

"He is a great talent spotter and if he repeats what he did during our time, things will wok out nicely.

"Individually Hearts have good players…the likes of Emmanuel Nettey, [Benjamin] Afutu and others…individually they are good so with Kosta Papic Hearts will become prominent again," he concluded.

The veteran Serbian trainer will be assisted by Asare Bediako, while Odoom is set to take charge of the club’s youth side, Auroras.