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Neil Amstrong-Mortagbe SACKED as Hearts Managing Director

Published on: 05 May 2014
Neil Amstrong Mortagbe has been sacked as Hearts of Oak's Managing Director

Africanfootball.com has exclusively reported that Hearts of Oak Managing Director Neil Amstrong-Mortagbe has been sacked after only just ten months in-charge. 

The decision was taken by the club’s board on Monday evening after recent mounting allegations of misconduct against the FIFA marketing consultant.

There is also a strong opinion among board members that he contributed to the departure of coach David Duncan whose sacking cost the club a wallet thumping $40,000.

Recent unimpressive results for the club also compounded his problems but the allegations of misconduct against the staunch Hearts supporters looks to have forced the hand of the board.

“He has been told to step aside and a committee will be set up to look into those allegations of misconduct,” a highly-placed source within the board confirmed to Africanfootball.com, Africa's leading football news website.

"He was told to prepare his handing over notes."

Mortagbe’s future has been speculated the last few weeks in the Ghanaian media but the club last week issued a statement to rubbish those and claimed he was still at post.

A publication by the state-owned Graphic Sports last Monday claimed Mortagbe used the club’s letterhead in an illegal visa application scandal.

This resulted in his arrest and sent to the Darkuman Police station only to be bailed by a fellow Hearts board member.

Mortagbe came under scrutiny after how a US$ 1,000 gift from a club sympathiser to captain Moro Abubakar was paid in two instalments within three months when the amount was passed through him.

He was appointed in July last year and supervised one of the club’s worst campaigns in the Ghana top-flight.

Hearts are not in contention to win this season’s league with three matches left and were kicked out of the MTN FA Cup at the round of 32 stage by Division One League side Gold Stars.

Comments

  • fred says:
    May 06, 2014 04:45 am
    Thank God. Now who is next? Is definitely Mohammed Polo
  • Joe says:
    May 05, 2014 10:13 pm
    I am happy Neil Armstrong is finally sacked. How can you manage a whole team like Hearts without even one sponsorship? While you earn more than 6k Ghana CEDIS. Nincompoop, go to hell master traitor of our woes.
  • Papa Nimo says:
    May 05, 2014 10:22 pm
    A step in the right direction. All that glitters are not gold indeed. Neil Armstrong has disappointed his fans big time. Arrogance and money conciousness have caused his downfall. Neil go and come no more.
  • ASENSOH says:
    May 05, 2014 11:54 pm
    THANK GOD OOO! THESE WERE THE TYPES WHO WANTED TO RUN GHANA FOOTBALL. JUST A SINGLE CLUB LIKE HEARTS OF OAK IS EVEN A CUP-FULL OF INTEGRITY ISSUES FOR U. CAN ONE IMAGINE WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE WITH THE GFA LETTERHEADS?
  • Complete Candor says:
    May 06, 2014 12:30 am
    I wish I could defend you, bt u didnt do it for David Duncan so carry ur own cross as u dance to d music of sackin. poor u! oh my darling club phooobia! is dis hw togbe, ntaho & d board drag d name of d oak tree in mud? asem be va dabi!! hmm!!!
  • Nana Kodom says:
    May 06, 2014 05:19 pm
    We are very happi to hear this man being sack God we thank you. Coach DUNCAN COME AND SAVE HEARTS
  • Chu says:
    May 06, 2014 06:32 am
    If you closely follow my comments, I always ran ravaging blessings on this coward and today has just begun his plessings for he shall know no rest. O what a coward, a handsome coward like you. You came in Hearts with that magic touch but one moment showed you were a scared sheep hiding in wolfs clothing and not a wolf in the sheep shada. This just the beggining. Next is the man from whose mouth come trash i,e Atamekolo- Yes pussy. How can a man be a major cause of NPP'S loses and Hearts derailments and still be at post. Party live owners kick the ass of this okonsivon and jacalode out. For Polo, his attachment would be over sooon FUCK YOU SUCURI
  • Augustine Torgbenu says:
    May 08, 2014 08:33 am
    Hearts of oak now free Thanks be to God
  • Kojo says:
    May 08, 2014 11:50 am
    Realising the essence of this situation in Accra hearts of Oak I think Neil amstrong Mortagbe has been wrongly delt with and I feel Togbui Afede's name should not be driven in the mad.Torgbui is a man of principle and knows the capacities of the MD and would not stand just for anybody. I know the vindictiveness of our citizenry especially when it come no issues of passionate interest. Let us be united as great objective supporters of the team and cease all derogatories in this matter. Let the MD maintain a decent image and lets not destroy our own CV in public as a great team.We will continue to respect amstrong mortagbe as a great and a mortivated leader.