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Hearts is as attractive as European giants Real Madrid, raves owner Togbe Afede XIV

Published on: 01 August 2014
Togbe Afede XIV in a hearty chat with board members Nyaho Tamakloe and Commodore Mensah

Owner Togbe Afede XIV believes Hearts of Oak is as attractive as European giants Real Madrid and that it is practically impossible for anyone to turn overtures from the club down.

The Executive Board Chairman presented his new technical crew headed by the experience Herbert Addo to the media at a ceremony on Thursday.

Addo will be assisted by the likes of Stephen Abugri, Edward Ansah and Sabahn Quaye in a technical assembly that excites every Hearts fan.

There are however rumours that Hearts’ preferred choice of Mas-Ud Dramani was turned down by the Asante Kotoko coach.

This the club owner has dispelled by insisting Hearts’ attractiveness is as huge as Real Madrid for anyone to turn away from.

“Let me say that we were pleasantly surprised since the position of the head coach became vacant that almost every coach in Ghana wanted to be with Hearts of Oak,” Togbe Afede XIV said.

“And there was not one coach that we approached who declined.

“It is like in Europe, if Real Madrid calls, you have to run.

“So I think Hearts of Oak has got a solid attraction to the coaches and players and I think that has been extremely helpful in bringing the likes of Herbert, Abugri and Sabahn Quaye to the fold.”

Hearts have not won the Premier League title since 2009 and their plight has annoyingly been worsened by the three successive league triumphs of bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko.

They however still consider themselves as the biggest club in Ghana and are hoping their newly constituted technical team will return the side to its past glory in the coming season.

Do you agree with Togbe Afede XIV that Hearts of Oak is as attractive as Real Madrid?

Can the newly constituted technical team return the club to its glory days?

What more do Hearts of Oak need to make them a formidable side once more again?

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  • Nii says:
    August 01, 2014 11:39 am
    Some times i turn to wander, a big team like Accra Hearts of Oak (1911) comparing itself to a giant club like Real Madrid don't even have a training pitch let alone a stadium. The club can not even boost of a club house, quality Jessey, uniform training kits etc. 103 years pass and what are we doing? Can't the club get Jessey from Adidas or equal, or even put up a quality training pitch. what as happen to the land the club owns? Please step up if you what to compare yourself to a giant club like Real Madrid.
  • Nii says:
    August 01, 2014 12:44 pm
    If Hearts could be as attractive as Real Madrid, then the Phobians should be seen attracting to their fold some of the best players on the Africa continent. For traditionally, Hearts have been recruiting from relegated clubs. They also come to the market after Kotoko and others have exhausted it. Great quality players have always be associated with Hearts when recruitment starts but the Phobians are unable to sign them. When Zakkour recruited the best, we had the best and most historic results. Togbe, give the best players so that we can come to the stadium. No room for obscurities and average players. Hearts deserves better.
  • Alhaji TK says:
    August 02, 2014 12:13 am
    Laughable.I'll not be surprised if Togbe wake up one day and tell us that Mourinho and Messi even applied to join Hearts at some point.
  • freshnaro says:
    August 01, 2014 05:12 pm
    Whatz soo special abt attracting the likes of herbert addo, abugri & sabann quaye who's a known hearts fan into the fold of phobrim. Lmfao! Like they say, people who talk much do little. Nobody brags abt this collection of technical tean except for an average thinking board chairman. Ghanasoccernet pls make we read abt something of excellence.
  • Ofori dacosta says:
    March 25, 2015 07:52 am
    I wont to join your soccer. pls my number is 0546149921