By Patrick Akoto
Hearts goalkeeper Sammy Adjei has apologized to goalkeepersâ€™ trainer Abubakar Damba following their altercation at the training grounds. Â
The 32-year-old is reported to have used foul language on the former Black Stars shot-stopper after he sought to question his competence in theÂ aftermathÂ of their 3-1 defeat against Ebusua Dwarfs.
But Damba has moved quickly to debunk the assertions and claims the matter was blown out of proportion.
â€œAfter every game there is always post-matchÂ analysisÂ That is where you will look at short-comings, what the mistakes were and what you are suppose to work on,â€ Damba told Kumasi-based Fox FM
â€œEven during the Dwarfs-Hearts game, I was out of the country. But during the post- analysis, I raised certain concerns about how Sammy Adjei should have dealt with certain situations.
â€œIt is only fair that I allowed him to explain in his own view on why he took certain decisions and why those mistakes. It was a healthy discussion as far as I am concerned.
â€œBut some of the players especially Esme Mends thought that he should have been quiet and listen. He was not happy Sammy was trying to be defensive. But it was ok.
â€œAt the end of the day Sammy got to know that it was for his betterment and make him a better goalkeeper. As a trainer, I have to be critical because I want Â to make him a better personality and better goalkeeper.
â€œHe understood the approach was wrong and apologized to me and the whole team and thatâ€™s the spirit of the game. Â It was nothing disrespectful or he went beyond bounds.
â€œPeople are exaggerating to create something out of nothing. Sammy Adjei is not that type of player.â€
Adjei was dropped to the bench in their 2-0 defeat at Berekum Chelsea last Sunday.