Accra Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Samuel Akurugu has set his eyes on keeping a clean-sheet in Sunday’s league game with Liberty Professionals. 

The goaltender has only kept two clean-sheets in the last eight games for the Phobians. He kept the clean-sheets in the 1-0 wins over Kotoko and Ashgold.

But Akurugu says he wants to end the first round with a shut-out.

“I am never happy when we win and I end up conceding a goal,” Akurugu told

“I am a very critical person and I know I am judged based on the number of clean-sheets I keep in a game so I am working really hard with the defenders to be able to play games without conceding a goal.

“My target is quite simple: before every game I try to go on and not concede a goal, but things do happen in football that sometimes you cannot do much about. However, we are working our socks off to be able to keep things tight at the back to the end of the game on Sunday.

We are not expecting an easy game against Liberty because they know we have been doing well lately and they will be coming at us from the blast of the whistle.

We will also communicate at the back and defend as a team to be able to leave Dansoman with the three points and if possible without even conceding a goal.”

He concluded: “I am grateful to the fans for their support this season. I know a lot of the fans have kept their trust in me and so I will urge them to keep praying for the team always. With the full support from our fans on Sunday, I am confident we will not leave Dansoman empty-handed.”