Former defender Vincent Atinga relishes playing for Hearts of Oak

Former Hearts of Oak central defender Vincent Atinga has relished playing for the Phobians between 2015 and 2017.

The Accra based side is arguably one of the best clubs not only in Ghana but Africa at large having conquered continental football back in early 2000s.

They lifted the CAF Champions League in 2000 and its following CAF Super Cup after beating Egyptian power house Zamalek 2-0 in the finals and added the 2004 Confederation Cup against their traditional rivals Asante Kotoko.

It is a dream for most players in African to play for Hearts and Atinga is no exception having revealed his delight to once play for the Ghana Premier League giants.

The 26-year-old says he did not think twice when the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup winners came knocking at his door.

“It is every player’s dream to play for a great club for exposure and I did not have a second thought when the offer came because I knew I would get a bigger platform to showcase my talent with Hearts of Oak. It was a great feeling.” he told

Atinga, 26, left Hearts to signed for Kuwaiti League side Al-Shabab in 2017 and has since been regarded as one of the best center-backs in his club.

Atinga had mixture memories in local football before leaving Ghana. He was part of the Black Stars B team that won the 2017 WAFU Tournament hosted by Ghana. However, he lost the FA Cup title to Kotoko in a 3-1 score line at Tamale Sports Stadium.


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