Ex- Hearts of Oak gaffer Kenichi Yatsuhashi is struggling to understand how the Phobians failed to win this season’s Ghana Premier League.

The Japanese-American trainer guided the club to second place and one point behind leaders Wa All Stars after the first round of the season before mutually parting ways with the club.

Portuguese tactician Sergio Traguil succeeded him but failed to maintain the momentum.

Traguil was demoted to the junior team with three matches to the end of the season and assistant coach Yaw Preko took charge and guided them to third place.

"I am disappointed that Hearts failed to win the league title, especially knowing how the players put in a lot of efforts during the time I was there,” Kenichi told Goal.com

"It has been a long time they won the title and I think this was the closest the club came because we were only one point behind Wa All Stars who won the title after the first round."

He added: "Honestly, I am shocked but can’t tell what went wrong after my departure. It is up to the club’s top hierarchy because I wasn’t there. Moreover, the league matches are not available to watch outside Africa, so I could not see anything on the field of play that may have accounted to this after I left Ghana."