Ghana has suffered the ignominy of penalty kick heart breaks on countless occasions.

The Black Stars has lost the African Cup of Nations twice to neighbours Ivory Coast all on penalties in 1992 and 2015.

But Medeama center back Vincent Atinga who has carved a niche for himself as a penalty kick specialist says that the art of penalty taking can be learned.

The defender scored six goals this season in the Ghana Premier League from 28 games with most of them coming from the penalty spot.

Atinga has however credited coaches Maxwell Konadu and Prof Mintah for his penalty kick prowess.

He made this known in an interview with Abusua FM' s Nana Kwame Kissi.

"I will credit my penalty taking abilities to Prof. Mintah and Maxwell Konadu."

"They thought me a lot about how to take penalties. Penalties can be learned and if you learn, you will know how to take it."

Atingah has been very instrumental for the mauve and yellows since joining them in the March 2021 for the second round of the Ghana Premier League.

He played 14 matches for the team and scored  two goals all from the spot for his side in the 2020/2021 season

The former Hearts of Oak defender was a member of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations winning squad under coach Maxwell Konadu.

Atinga departed Hearts to Albanian side KF Tirana on a free transfer in July 2018 before later joining Qadsia SC and Al Shabab in Kuwait.