Remain calm, we’II address challenges-Hearts of Oak
Board of Accra Hearts of Oak has assured supporters, shareholders of the local club that plans were far advanced to hold an Annual General Meeting in June this year.
At a press conference today, Wednesday, Board Member Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe said at the Annual meeting, the re-constitution of the board would be addressed.
He asked the supporters to remain calm while they try to get replacements for the head coach and goalkeeper’s trainer immediately, whilst they also undertake a general review of the club arising out of finding the boar5d has made in the wake of these recent happenings.
The press conference was organised following the storming of the National Headquarters of the club by some supporters over the mass resignation of some technical heads of the team.
The aggrieved supporters said they are happy about the mass resignation which has hit the club in recent times.
Head coach Kosta Papic and goalkeepers’ trainer, Ben Owu, left the club on Monday.
An assistant coach Asare Bediako had also resigned before the recent resignations.
The supporters were led by National Chapters Committee Chairman, Elvis Hermann Hesse.
They accused Hearts Board Chairman, Togbe Afede of running the club down.
They demanded the immediate dissolution of the board.
Addressing the media, Mt. Hesse said: “We are demanding that the club will appoint a local coach when it decides to appoint a successor to Kosta Papic.
“Over the years, we have seen management members appointing expatriates and it didn’t work so we don’t want any more of them.”
“We demand an appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer who will steer the affairs of the club because we believe it is very important in our quest to restore the club’s fortunes.
“How can a club of Hearts’ calibre go three years without an AGM? We want the leadership to call for one immediately.”
But Dr. Tamakloe asked the supporters to remain calm as the Board was on course in addressing the issue.
He said the Board has accepted the resignation of the coach since according him [coach] ”he does not think the players would listen to his instructions and that we need a new coach to bring about what he described as ”SHOCK THERAPY”, and so considering that the players seem to have lost confidence in him.
He also disclosed the Board met with the players on the issue and from what they gathered, the players complained of favouritism by the head coach to the extent of fielding his favourite players even if they were injured, the inconsistency of his instructions, lack of unity in the team and failure by the head coach to keep a winning team.