The goal was for the fans - Gladson Awako after scoring on his debut for Hearts of Oak

Published on: 17 December 2021

Midfielder Gladson Awako has dedicated his debut goal against Elmina Sharks to the fans of Hearts of Oak.

The 31-year-old months of staying out due to contractual disagreement finally made his debut for the Phobians in the matchday 8 games on Wednesday at the Ndoum Sports Complex.

The former Great Olympics captain was introduced in the second half of the game scored a stunner to help his side pick up their first win of the season.

Awako speaking after the game told StarTimes that he wanted to give off his best to appease the fans after a very turbulent period.

“I dedicate the victory to the fans because they needed it so badly. For some time now, things have not been going well with the club and so, this result is huge for the supporters," he said.

"In terms of my performance, I had been looking forward to putting up a show like this because of what had happened in the past. So, I needed something like this to cheer the fans and change their perceptions of me.

"I will thank my teammates too because they accepted me and welcomed me into the fold.

"On the goal, it was something that I intended. During the first half, I was observing the play a lot and the coach also asked us to try shots from distance. I had tried a shot earlier but it did not go in and so, with the one that led to goal, my initial ball control did everything for me and I took the shot.” he added.

Hearts of Oak will host Accra Lions in the matchday 9 games at the Cape Coast Stadium this weekend.