Midfielder Laryea Kingston is delighted to have returned to Accra Hearts of Oak hours after the Ghanaian giants sacked coach C. K. Akonnor.
Kingston, a former international who has played for several clubs in Europe, was suspended by the coach over his attitude during pre-season training.
Akonnor insisted that Kingston will not return to the side until he is convinced that the midfielder has reformed despite the team struggling in the league.
Several players publicly pleaded with the coach to let the inspirational midfielder return but Akonnor stood his ground which irked a section of the supporters.
But relief came for Kingston on Thursday after he was recalled to start training on Thursday following the board’s decision to sack the coach.
Kingston was recalled for Thursday’s training with Akonnor’ assistant Ben Adjei in charge of the team.
The midfielder refused to comment on the decision to dismiss the coach but he is happy to join in the effort to save the struggling club.
“All I want to do is to play for Hearts of Oak and help bring confidence back to the team,” Kingston told MTNFootball.com.
“I was uncomfortable with the results we were getting in the league and now I am delighted to return to help take the club back to where it belongs.
“The support my team-mates have shown me was outstanding and I am confident we will prevail.”
Akunnor was fired following a series of poor results in the current league season.
Hearts of Oak, the 2000 winner of the CAF Champions League, have lost three successive matches in the five week-old Premier League and lie just above the relegation zone with only four points.
An emergency meeting by the Board of Directors of the club on Wednesday night approved the dismissal of Akunnor, a former captain of the senior national team, the Black Stars.
Akunnor, who took charge of Hearts of Oak in the middle of the last premier league season and helped them to a decent finish but poor recruitment by the club’s board failed to improve their fortunes.