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Next season’s GPL title will be ours – Richard Baidoo


By George Osei

Goalkeeper Richard Baidoo has said the Hearts of Oak squad aims to win next seasons Ghana Premier League (GPL) title and have thanked President Akufo-Addo for easing restrictions on contact sport in this COVID-19 period.

With the greenlight given for the resumption of football, the young shot-stopper believes it paves the way for the Phobians to challenge for the ultimate next season.

Hearts have not won the Ghanaian topflight title since the season of 2008/09 and our campaign to win last season’s competition was curtailed following the cancellation of the league after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, Baidoo has welcomed the easing of the restrictions on contact sports and insists a good preseason is what the team needs to go all out for the league title.

“Our dream is to win the league next season for Hearts of Oak fans”, Baidoo told Hearts Media, adding that “trust me next seasons GPL trophy belongs to us.”

“We the players of our lovely club, Hearts of Oak, are fully ready to play the GPL season of 2020/21 and, we are poised to wrestle the title at the end of the campaign”.

Baidoo hopes to work his way up the ladder in the pegging order at the capital club and believes that with hard work, he can rise to the top.

“We have experience goalkeepers at the club and I am learning from them. It is great to be working with national team goalkeepers like Richard Atta and Richmond Ayi as well as the experienced Benjamin Mensah”, Baidoo said.

“I don’t sleep at all, I am constantly working to convince Coach Odoom of my capability and, when given the chance, I will prove it.”

Baidoo named former Hearts of Oak goal tenders Sammy Adjei and Philemon McCarthy as those he looks up to and, wants to be icons like them.