By Patrick Akoto
Ex-Hearts captain Jacob Nettey has warned the club to pull out of this yearâ€™s CAF Confederation Cup due to their poor form, claiming it will be a waste of the clubâ€™s scarce resources.
The 39-year-old claims the club lacks the quality to compete in Africaâ€™s inter-club competition and will be unprofitable to venture into the competition.
Hearts have flattered to deceive since the start of the season and only got a reprieve after recording a narrow 1-0 win over sworn rivals Asante Kotoko in Kumasi last Saturday.
The former African champions are 11thÂ on the Ghana Premier League table with a paltry 8 points from a possible 18 and Jacob Nettey, who was a member of the 2000 African champions League squad, is concerned the squad lacks the depth to challenge for the crown in Africa.
â€œI have made the point that Hearts lack the quality to play in Africa. You donâ€™t need to be a magician to see that,â€ he told Oman FM
â€œFor me it will be a waste of money for them to play in Africa. The players are new and not experienced enough.
â€œIf you want to compete at the highest level, you must have the quality players to do but Iâ€™m sorry we simply donâ€™t have that kind of quality in the team.
â€œIf they go, they wonâ€™t get anywhere and that for me is a waste of money.â€
Nettey's call however has come a little late as they will face sanctions if they opt out of the competition.
The Rainbow club will play AS Police of Benin in the preliminary stage of the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup.