My players fought well despite defeat to Bechem United- Slavko Matic

Published on: 05 January 2023

Hearts of Oak head coach, Slavko Matic has praised his team’s fighting spirit despite his side’s 2-1 loss to Bechem United.

In the matchday 10 games, the Phobians suffered their first defeat under the Serbian trainer on Monday at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Goals from Cephas Mantey and Hafiz Konkoni in the 7th and 12th minutes gave Bechem United a deserved 2-0 lead.

However, Robert Addo Sowah pulled one back for Hearts in the 95th minute but United held on to claim all three points.

Matic after the game says while he was disappointed in the loss, he was pleased with his players’ response to conceding two early goals.

“This isn’t the result the entire team wanted. We gave the first half to the opponent because we made some mistakes but I am satisfied because the players showed a good fighting spirit,” he told the club website.

“They never gave up. They showed an attitude that is very good. Never give up,” he added.

Hearts of Oak now sit on the 5th position with 16 points and will be hoping to return to winning ways with they take on Tamale City on Saturday with kick-off scheduled at 15:00GMT.