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Hearts of Oak forward Victor Aidoo dedicates goal against Elmina Sharks to 'father' Kosta Papic

Published on: 11 January 2021

In-form Hearts of Oak forward Victor Aidoo has dedicated his goal against Elmina Sharks to coach Kosta Papic. 

Aidoo scored a brilliant header as Hearts earned a point at the Nduom Sports Complex on Sunday night.

It was his third goal in two Ghana Premier League games and according to Aidoo, the Serbian deserves the credit for his current form.

“He’s a very good coach and I am learning a lot from him,” he said. “I want to keep doing that all season. I learn a lot tactically from him: how to keep shape, how to help the team defensively when we don’t have the ball, and how to be hard to beat.” He told

“He knew me from nowhere but took a very bold decision to hand me a starting berth ahead of my more experienced teammates. My move to Hearts was met by antipathy by some fans.

“It was a tough beginning,” referring to anger from some fans questioning the decision of the manager to start him in games.

“I am glad he (Kosta Papic) never wavered in his conviction and still kept spurring me on. He is a father and it is only right that I dedicate my equaliser and third competitive goal to him," he quipped.

Aidoo started the season on the bench but since the arrival of Papic, he has become a regular, starting the last three games.

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