Ghana's No. 1

Hearts Board throws support behind under-fire Vucicevic

Published on: 04 March 2012

Hearts of Oak Board Member Frank Nelson insists head coach Nebojsa Vucicevic enjoys total support from the club despite numerous calls by supporters for his immediate dismissal.

The Serbian trainer was prevented to preside over Friday's training session by irate supporters of the club who are are fuming following the team's disappointing run in the second round of the campaign.

Hearts have only managed to pick up just four points out of a possible nine, handing a significant advantage to rivals Asante Kotoko who have now opened up a seven point lead at the summit of the Ghana top flight.

Friday's training grounds altercation has resulted in widespread rumours that Vucicevic could be laid off to appease the fans but Nelson says otherwise.

"In football anything can happen, we have just lost one game in the second round and I don't think it is enough to ask for the head of the coach," he told Accra-based Radio XYZ.

"I am not aware of any ultimatum and I don't think the CEO (Fred Crentsil) and the other board members have arrived at such a decision.

"The fans want the title as much as management do and I believe there is always a better way to communicate your frustration than what they did on Friday.

"I will only plead with them to remain calm and give the team the support needed because it will be very crucial for us in this second round."

Nelson added the team will continue to fight for the league title despite a significant seven-point gap to make up on Kotoko who are increasingly looking peerless this season.

"It is our vision to annex the league title because we have not won it in over three years and I we will continue to fight until the end to make this dream a reality."

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