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EXCLUSIVE: Massive shake-up in Hearts as top technical brains named - Prof Mintah, Abubakar to coach while Sabhan Quaye returns

Published on: 30 June 2014
Professor Mintah is heading to Hearts

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Giants Hearts of Oak will name Professor Mintah as coach and will be assisted by Yussif Abubakar while Sabahn Quaye returns as Director of Operations in a massive shake-up meant to return the Phobians to the top of Ghana football, can exclusively reveal.

Joe Addo, the club's former centre-back who served the Phobians with excellence, will return as the club's team manager in a crack technical squad named by owner Togbe Afede to revive the struggling giants.

Black Stars team manager Sabban Quaye is making a return to join the capital club after quitting his role as team manager four seasons ago to join city-rivals Liberty Professionals.

But he has been courted back to the Accra club to take charge of the day-to-day activities as they seek to fight the other top team in the transfer season for the top talents in the country.

According to investigations, Hearts of Oak officials have reached an agreement with Professor Mintah who quit his job as Ebusua Dwarfs head coach in the course of last season, and will play the role of technical director.

Mintah, who is credited for reviving the then struggling Dawrfs, will be in charge of the technical directorate of the club with another task of reviving the youth side Auroras.

The former African champions successfully lured Yussif Abubakar from job at Kpando Heart of Lions as he returns to Hearts as head coach.

Former Hearts of Oak and Ghana international defender Joe Addo will also join the club's backroom staff as they look set to make a return to Africa next season.

Hearts parted ways with club legend Mohammed Polo who was head coach after taking the reins after David Duncan was sacked at the start of last season.

Hearts will begin pre-season on Tuesday.

However it is unclear when the coaches will join them.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Albeee says:
    July 01, 2014 12:14 am
    My friend he is not the one who took dwarfs to relegation. Make u guys mk a little research small before exploding on de net like volcanic action. He resign somewhere in de first round . N who says he is not a good coach. I thinl if it is true then it will be a perfect combination for us. N who says relegation players are not good at all . Go n see some good players in dwarfs. Temau provide six players to de u20 team but they went on relegation. Babylon people
  • Albeee says:
    July 01, 2014 12:21 am
    Fire burn u Togbe distractors , he will surely succed bcos he is a true gem surrounded by noble men. We dont win any major trophy under him but his era is full of professionalism , players r happy at all time bcos dey receive cash as if dey drink water. Be sincere
  • awass says:
    June 30, 2014 03:15 pm
    Y sabban quaye.....a big flop managing blackstars n how much phobia.togbe reconsider diz post.amarkwa mireku shd b retained
  • buxton says:
    June 30, 2014 08:53 pm
    Too many contradictory statements in this article ..please is professor mintah a technical director or the head coach..
  • mam gana says:
    June 30, 2014 09:12 pm
    I don't think this will work how can you hire a coach from a relegated club to revive your club. stupid decision
  • Augustine K Aggrey says:
    June 30, 2014 09:30 pm
    Its ur mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, grandfather's stupid decision. Watch how u talk.
  • Nii says:
    June 30, 2014 09:43 pm
    Indeed, how can Mintah from a relegated club manage Hearts? I would not also be surprise should my beloved club also go ahead to recruit players from relegated club as has been the story of Hearts. Let go for quality.