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OPINION: Kosta Papic's appointment is good but a dark cloud still hangs over Hearts of Oak

Earlier on Tuesday, Hearts of Oak announced the appointment of Serbian coach Kosta Papic who returns to the club for his second spell.

He comes in as a replacement to Edward Nii Odoom who has reportedly been demoted to handle the youth team of the club. Papic has a solid resume, having won the 2009 Ghana Premier League with the club; a year they won their last piece of silverware.

The news has generally been welcomed by many as they refer to the past record of Papic and the fact that Hearts needed a more astute hand to guide them. However, the club still has some problems to handle.

Before the start of the season, the Phobians appointed Manuel Vaz Pinto as the technical director. He only stayed on for one week and resigned from his post after some reported confusion that existed with the management.

Then there was COVID-19. There were various reports of several players at the Hearts of Oak camp contracting the virus which in turn led to the cancellation of their opening league game against Aduana Stars. It took them some while to join the action.

Also, Frederick Moore resigned from his duties as the club's CEO after taking a sick leave. The update came after rumblings of disagreements between management and the board at the club. In the league, they have amassed just one point in two games as well.

This is not good news for a club like Hearts who were once on top of African football. For a team to be successful, every department has to be in sync and a proper plan has to be in place. This season so far has shown that none of those requirements have been met.

Maybe, just maybe the appointment of Kosta Papic will lead to a positive change on the field and off it.

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