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Ex-Ghana star Johnson blasts Hearts over poor managerial style

Published on: 19 December 2012

Ex-Hearts defender Sam Johnson has launched an astonishing attack on the administrative style of the club.

The capital-based side are languishing at the 12th position on the league after the suffering two successive defeats.

The club has also been decimated with key departures after the club put several top stars on the transfer-list for failing to hold down a regular spot in the team.

Critics have partly blamed the side’s downward spiral in the Premier League on Board chairman Togbe Afede, who has been accused of running a one-man show.

The ex-Ghana international, who played for Hearts between 1991-95 has criticized the management for runnnning the club poorly.

“What is happening to Hearts is unfortunate and something drastic must be done,” Johnson said

“The way the people in charge are running the club is extremely poor to say the least.

“When you look at Kotoko, they have put in place proper structures and even though they may not be winning all their matches, their situation is far better than ours.

“This situation can’t be allowed to continue because it’s a worrying situation.”

Hearts will host Aduana Stars at home on Sunday.


  • quophai says:
    December 19, 2012 12:26 pm
    I really don't know what others want from this phobian management (if any). There are more pressing issues that need to be discussed. For instance, the calibre of players, conditioning and even technical direction, youth development and kitting. I have observed quite honestly that Hearts of Oak are spiritless now. The players dont inspire confidence and their jerseys are terrible. Ah, I am a Kotoko fan but i wonder whats really happening to Hearts. On their training grounds its as though they were a colts team. Something ought to be done and fast...
  • Bengin says:
    December 19, 2012 11:17 am
    Pls stop all dese noise n lets give togbe n duncan de fm presenters shd give us a break...they r not coaches.....In Duncan and Togbe we believe
  • KT says:
    December 19, 2012 10:49 am
    Well, I personally think Togbe wants to do things in a new way, that departs from the old case where each board member presents and forces a player on the manager, and just aims at taking him abroad for fat wads. This is the new professional way things need to be done. If Togbe should hand over, we will be going back. It will take time, though, for him to have a full grip!