Hearts mark centenary day with prayers and float

Published on: 11 November 2011

By Ameenu Shardow

A couple of activities have been lineup to mark the centenary anniversary of Ghana’s oldest club, Hearts of Oak.

The clubs’ board, management, supporters and other dignitaries will open the weekend’s celebration with a Muslim service on Friday at the Central Mosque in Accra.

An all-inclusive float through the principal streets of Accra then follows which end at Heart’s home grounds at the Accra Sports Stadium where a cake-cutting ceremony will take place in the evening.

Saturday evening will see the honouring of over 50 individuals and co-operate institutions including Ghana’s President John Atta-Mills for their various contributions towards the sustenance and achievements of the great club at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.

A Christian church service will then be held on Sunday morning after which the centenary international friendly with Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers will be played later in the evening.

Hearts of Oak during its centenary have seen numerous high-points including the famous miracle of El-Wak, their six consecutive league triumphs, a dramatic victory over Esperance to win the Caf Champions league, winning the Caf Super Cup and beating their bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko in their own backyard to win the inaugural Caf Confederations Cup.

The club has also seen some very low points in recent times; they struggled to avoid relegation, have seen their financial coffers dried up and the shrinking of their support base due to the team’s poor showing.

However the current administration led by Fred Crentsil have promised to restore Hearts glorious days which has now culminated into their impressive start to the season which sees them lie second to Asante Kotoko in the Ghana league – trailing by two-points.

Both sides meet in the top of the table clash when the league resumes on November 20 at the Accra Sports Stadium with the winners not only running away with the bragging rights, but will also have the pleasure of gaining total control of the league’s summit.

Comments

  • kwame
    says: 8 years ago
    PHOOOOOOOOOOOBIA!!! CONGRATULATIONS.....WE NEVER SAY DIE!
  • Miezah
    says: 8 years ago
    It appears the only remarkable period in your 100-year history is between 1999 and 2005 when Cecil was in-charge. Only one intercontinental cup (champion league) in a century. How poor! Comgratulations, though; Centennary underachievers.
  • Muftawu Adamu
    says: 8 years ago
    massa wat be ur problem? Jealousy go shame says BECCA.
  • jomojackson
    says: 8 years ago
    MIEZAH or whatever ur name is it's a pity u don't understand simple english languae.hearts won the champions league,CAF cup and the super cup,now tell me which ghanaian club has equalled that feat.has kotoko ever won the CAF OR SUPER CUP ? HEARTS IS MILES AHEAD OF KOTOKO WHEN IT COMES TO INTERNATIONAL GLORY,SO PLEASE SPARE US U AR TOO NAIVE TO COMMENT ON SUCH ISSUES
  • karim aless
    says: 8 years ago
    i really dont expect anything else from u Miezah,lukng at where u re coming from,dont be naive learnt mauch about history and no de club u re commenting about.
  • blak
    says: 8 years ago
    congrats hearts of oak))))))))))))) though i don't support you?
  • Sage
    says: 8 years ago
    SOMEONE SHOULD PLEASE ASK MEAZA FOR ME IF KOTOKO IS UP TO HEARTS' CLASS,KOTOKO IS JUST LIKE AKWATIA VEDACO FC.PHOOOOOOOOO,SIZELESS IN THE WHOLE OF WEST AFRICA!
  • Miezah
    says: 8 years ago
    Let the facts speak for itself,abi. The confederation cup is second tier competition. We are too aware of the efforts of officialdom to promote Hearts. Are you sure Hearts are ahead of Kotoko? The league table shows otherwise. 21 league cup already in the bag. Ha ha ha ha ... dream on!
  • Miezah
    says: 8 years ago
    Does Hearts have any class? Being second best is same as failure. There are only two clubs in Ghana - Kotoko and The Rest.
  • Emml
    says: 8 years ago
    Miezah is correct.
  • kkman
    says: 8 years ago
    Good to cerebrate 100years,but hearts needs a new direction and a new honest mentality.This bragging mentality of claiming to what you are not must change.It is extreme panaticism does not attract new fair minded people to support the club financially,morally etc
  • kkman
    says: 8 years ago
    Good to cerebrate 100years,but hearts needs a new direction and a new honest mentality.This bragging mentality of claiming to be what you are not must change.It is extreme panaticism that does not attract new fair minded people to support the club financially,morally etc
  • Oyisha
    says: 8 years ago
    Stop the juju juju and shift to mordern scientific management
  • AA
    says: 8 years ago
    OBSERVERS ARE WORRIED,3Y3 PHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBIA!
  • Pendrive
    says: 8 years ago
    HURRAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. Eye PHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBIA. Cngratulation to all phobia fans.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 8 years ago
    Yes the Confederations Cup win over Kotoko,hahahaha i will never forget it.Certainly one of the best moments of my life. HURRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!HAHAHAHAHA PHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBIA CONGRATS.WE TRULY NEVER SAY DIE UNTIL THE BONES ARE ROTTEN,THE MIGTHY OAK TREE STANDS TALL HAHAHAHA OBSERVERS ARE WORRIED. PHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBIA!!!
  • nii
    says: 8 years ago
    11-11-11 wow phobia is the most dangerous team around.