Former Ghana and Hearts of Oak star, Laryea Kingston has blamed fatigues for the Phobians poor start to the season and their disastrous showing in Africa.
The Ghanaian champions were battered in Africa, after first dropping out of the CAF Champions League following a 6-2 aggregate defeat to Wydad and then just last Sunday, losing 4-2 in two legs to JS Saoura to exit the Confederation Cup.
Laryea revealed Hearts of Oak failed to plan properly for the new campaign and had channeled all their energies into the continental championships.
“Going into the season, their main focus was on Africa so they did not really focus on the Ghana Premier League,” Kingston told Citi Sports.
“So in future, I would love to see them planning well and they also need to manage the players very well.
“For me, I think the players have been overused and so fatigue has set in but with time I believe they will bounce back.”
Hearts of Oak are bottom of the Premier League with two outstanding games to clear.