Former coach of Accra Hearts of oak Kenichi Yatsuhashi has written an emotional letter to the fan of the club following one year of his departure from the Club.
The Japanese-American became famous for his style of play during his reign as head coach of the Phobians where he won some dramatic games like the 3-2 comeback against Inter-Allies in Tema.
He left by mutual consent to pursue a course though it was clear his relationship with the hierarchy of the club was frosty.
Below is the letter from Kenichi to Hearts fans:
I did not realize until few of you have mentioned it was a year ago today, 20th of June, that Hearts management and I reached an agreement to terminate my contract due to unavoidable circumstance. I regret that I had to leave, and I have received so many phone calls and messages from many people on that day. I am sure it was a circumstance that Hearts management wish they could’ve avoided.
Life is all about “progress”. It’s been a year since I left, and Heats has done well this season so far under one coach, and that is important. I learned so many things since I left from Hearts by seeing and experiencing many things outside Ghana. I truly believe that I had no other way to get it done while I was coaching Hearts for 2015-2016 season. However, I have realized that Hearts management had done their best too during the time I was there.
I also have recognized that Hearts management understood importance of “stability” by keeping one coach for the season.
All I ask is let us support Accra Hearts of Oak to do well for rest of this 2016-2017 season and going forward. I am no bigger than Hearts of Oak, and I believe I dedicated everything for success of Hearts of Oak while I was there.
As we always say… “Phooooooobia!”