By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston is backing coach Mohammed Polo to be a success at Hearts of Oak.
Polo has endured mixed feelings since taking over the job from David Duncan last month.
The ex Ghana international was on the bench for the Phobians in their heaviest defeat of the season so far against Wa All Stars.
The crashing 3-0 defeat on the final day of the season was however preceded by a win and then a draw against Ebusa Dwarfs and Aduana Stars respectively in Polo’s first three games in charge.
Sceptics remain dountful of the ex Ghana star’s ability to lead the side’s pursuit to recapture its glory days.
But Kingston, who last played for the Phobians believe Polo is the right man for the job despite admitting the change of coaches at the club, will take its toll on the team’s performance.
“They just changed coach so definitely it’s going to affect the team a little bit,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“The coach that they have brought in – Polo – has got a lot of experience.
“I watched him play when I was a baby, he was a fantastic player and he coached me a little bit in the national U15.
“So I think he just came in so the players must follow his philosophy because I think he will help the team.”
Hearts have dropped to third after the first round of the Ghana Premier League despite on similar number of points with second-placed AshantiGold.
The Phobians are now seven points behind leaders and arch rivals Asante Kotoko in the title race.