Hearts of Oak coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has refused to blame goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama for his side’s 1-0 Ghana Premier derby defeat to Asante Kotoko on Monday.
The goal that divided the two sides at the Accra Sports Stadium was as a result of the own goalkeeper by his safest pair of hands.
Soulama curled a back pass into a gaping net just before the first half and only got sent off on 63 minutes for a last man tackle on Kotoko’s Dauda Mohammed.
Critics have descended heavily on the Burkina Faso international and called for his
But his coach Yatsuhashi has backed the “great” goalkeeper to come back stronger.
The Japanese trainer Tweeted hours after the match: “Soulama is great goal keeper. I still trust him. We will go back to our training and will come back strong for the next match.”