Kim Grant, head coach of Hearts of Oak

The rainbow boys lost in a pre season friendly against a lowly side Glow Lamp Academy this morning.

After announcing their pre season earlier this week, Hearts of Oak took off to the Central Region where it is expected they will pitch camp for their pre season tour.

A determined academy boys did not just see the fun of playing Hearts team, but were more eager to win against the former champions.

Glow Lamp is an academy owned by former U17 World Cup winner, Nii Ordartey Lamptey based in Abeshie of the Central Region.

Speaking after the game, head coach of the premier league side Kim Grant praised the young lads for winning against his side, insisting it's a good energy for the academy boys.

" Well done to Glow, young boys, run around, some need to improve so yeah, it's a good exercise"

Touching on his side, the coach believes his players need to put up their best, describing Hearts of Oak as a big club which calls for high expectations.

"Yeah I think so, it's up to them, they have to step up. Of course Accra Hearts of Oak is not a small club so the expectations, the demand and the pressure is all there. I still believe in them and that's why they are here"

The gaffer expressed worry of the unavailability of his key players who have been called for national assignment, a situation he described as not been easy.

"We have got four or more players in the national team as well, so hopefully when they all come back, I will have the team, that's why I'm concern about the disruption. I have had eight national team players  in and out of the squad for the past three months, it's not been easy but over all, I'm looking at match fitness among the players."

Hearts will continue its pre season friendly this weekend with some low profile games to be played.

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