Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Manaf Umar has expressed his gratitude to head coach Kim Grant for helping him to rebrand himself as a footballer.
Umar who joined Hearts of Oak from youth side Auroras has been attracting attention following his impressive displays for the side in the Normalisation Committee Special Competition.
In an interview with Otec FM, Manaf thanked Grant for his role in his life and how it has inspired to be a better player individually and for the team.
“I was promoted to the main team and I got injured on my knee and I went back for treatment.
“I couldn’t make it to the main team because the registration process was over. We played a justify match with the senior team which I was monitored and brought back to the main team by Kim Grant,” he revealed.
“I’ve learnt a lot from him because I was an attacking midfielder and he (Grant) has converted me to play as a second striker which is a plus to me,” he said.