Hearts of Oak attacker Gerald Wellington eyeing more goals after debut strike
By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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Hearts of Oak attacker Gerald Odupong Wellington is eager to contribute more goals to the Phobians campaign after scoring his first goal for the club in midweek.
The 20-year-old joined the capital club from fellow Ghana Premier League side AshGold last December but had to wait until just his second game of the season (against his former club) before netting his first goal of the season.
Hearts needed victory from the game to keep the league title within sight and the youngster powered the 20-time champions into the lead in the 53rd minute before Paul Acquah claimed the game-winner 11 minutes from time.
Gerald hopes Wednesday’s strike will usher in more goals for the remainder of the season.
“I am not going to rest or pat myself for the goal, but I will be working hard to score more goals for Hearts to make the fans happy,” he told Hearts’s official website.
Wellington must pass a late fitness test to enable him make Mohammed Polo’s squad to face Liberty Professionals at the Carl Reindorf Park in a week 23 fixture in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday but remains confident of playing.
“I did not have time to properly warm-up because Abanga could not restart the second half after picking up an injury. But I do not think my injury is all that serious. I think I will be able to play against Liberty.”
Hearts have cut the points gap between them and Kotoko from 11 to 8 points are hoping to further inch closer to their bitter-rivals but must beat Liberty on Sunday while Kotoko make a trip to the Brong Ahafo Region to play against Berekum Chelsea.