Accra Hearts of Oak’s new trainer, Frank Nuttal, is yet to secure a work permit.
This explains his absence from the Hearts bench in their maiden 2016/17 Ghana Premier League (GPL) encounter against Inter Allies at the El-wak Sports Stadium on Monday.
Nuttal was sighted at the Stadium but left the day’s responsibilities in the hands of his assistant, Wellington who guided the team to a pulsating goalless draw encounter.
Allies, clearly, were the dominant side and went close to scoring on several occasions but Ben Mensah, the newly registered goalkeeper of Hearts saved the day for the Phobians.
Phobian sources have indicated the new coach would secure his work permit in the course of the week.
“If plans go as we expect, we will get him his work permit soon to start work. All things being equal, he would be on the bench when we play Medeama at the weekend in our second game of the season,’ the source said.
The 48-year-old Scottish trainer is a UEFA Pro license holder and former England U-17 fitness Coach.