Hearts of Oak captain, Fatawu Mohammed, has told Joy sports exclusively that he had no problems sitting out games as the skipper of the Premier League giants.
Fatawu, who just completed his 10th season in the Ghana Premier League, had to sacrifice his position for the experienced Black Stars full-back Samuel Inkoom after the latter joined the club midway through the season.
The former WAFA man had endured a difficult start to the football season as Hearts of Oak were knocked out of both the CAF Champions League and Confederations cup and struggled in the Ghana Premier League.
The league and MTN FA Cup winner explained, that sitting on the bench as captain was never a difficult task
“Mostly, coaches put players on the bench to bring them in to change the game, so when you are sitting on the bench doesn’t mean you are not good, other players sit on the bench when I play, so I shouldn’t be worried when I sit on the bench too,” he said.
“All I need to do is work extra hard to start in games. So I had no problems sitting on the bench at all, Fatawu can’t play always, so I’m good.”
Despite a bad start to the football season, Fatawu and his teammates won back-to-back FA Cup titles and will participate in next season’s CAF Confederations Cup as a result.
The full-back started 18 league games last season with three appearances also coming from the bench.