The Japanese-American, who before taking up the Hearts of Oak job did not have any high-profile coaching experience, believes he has what it takes to do the job, and is determined to surprise Ghanaians just as he has done with the Phobian club.
“I think some of our old players are having ego too, you know everyone doubted my ability to handle Hearts of Oak and I proved them wrong and I think that’s nothing different. I’m sure that there will be people that are doubting my ability to do the Black Stars or any national team job and you know I will prove them wrong again,” Kenichi told Accra-based ONUA FM.
“I think Hearts of Oak is a big job and I don’t think I have any step hand to do anything beyond that, you know, and if the Hearts of Oak board and the GFA can talk and agree on something of course I will because I have a contract with Hearts of Oak, but that is not something I’m interested in right now.”
Kenichi has led the Phobians to some vital victories in the ongoing Ghana premier league including breaking a six-year jinx by beating Medeama SC 2-0 at Tarkwa, as well as defeating Ashantigold 2-1 at Obuasi after nine years, but his biggest test is the match-day-ten clash with Asante Kotoko at the Accra sports stadium on Monday May 2, 2016
Hearts of Oak currently lie 2nd on the league log with 18points, two points behind leaders Wa All Stars, having won five, drawn three and lost one (at home to leaders Wa All Stars) game so far.
Source: Onua Sports | tv3network.com