The Phobians are on a run of five games without victory leaving them in eleventh place on the league table. Papic was hopeful some two-weeks break can help the team bounce back and turn their fortunes around.
“Three matches we’ve not been scoring, this is the first game we scored, even the penalty was not good enough chance to score. “I don’t know, it’s like some kind of crisis is there that we are trying to work on, We have two weeks now, I think we will manage and come back better” . According to the statement, the coach attributed it led to his resignation to the fact that he was not getting results on the pitch.
Accra Hearts of Oak have denied reports making the public space of a seemingly leadership crises amongst the playing body of the club. According to various reports in the media, Midfielder Emmanuel Nettey is also eyeing the Captain’s armband, leading to ‘internal Coup’ in the team, but communication manager at the club Kwame Opare Addo in an Interview, with Asempa FM’s Professor Wallas maintained the club has always been open with the leaders of the team to the public.
The club was founded on 11 November 1911. Hearts of Oak won their first major match in 1922 when Sir Gordon Guggisberg, governor of the Gold Coast, founded the Accra Football League. Hearts won 6 out of 12 seasons in this league. In 1956, Hearts joined the Ghanaian football league and have flourished since. For a decade now, the relegation battle looks like an unusual one with clubs such as Berekum Chelsea, Eleven Wonders, Kingfaisal, Liberty and Legon Cities around the drop and the Phobians also looked threatened as well this season.
These clubs do have what it takes to climb up and are gradually build momentum. Hearts are sinking and sinking pretty fast. In a week, they’ve lost their head coach, assistant coach Asare Bediako and goalkeeper’s trainer George Owu. The team will be now coached by U-15 coach, Samuel Nii Noi. That makes it three coaches in the space of just 13 games. After the confrontation of Edward Nii Odoom didn't yield anything fruitful.
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