Hearts of Oak Board chairman Togbe Afede has opened up on why his outfit regularly part ways with coaches.
The Phobians enjoyed their most successful spell in the late 1990s and the early 2000s following the long reign of coach Jones Attuquayefio who led to them to win the CAF Champions League.
Since Togbe Afede took charge of the side after the club’s flotation of shares, more than 15 coaches have been sacked with the latest being Kim Grant who was relieved of his post in December 2019.
Despite the instability with regards to the often changing of coaches which is hampering the club’s consistency, Togbe Afede has explained that the decision to hire-and-fire managers is due to the club’s bid rule Africa gain.
He called on the club’s supporters to throw their weight behind the team.
“Go to the history and see how many coaches Real Madrid has had in the last 15 years,” he remarked.
“So we are doing the best we can and they should also believe that in the board there is a lot of talent. We have the likes of Nyaho Tamakloe who has been in football administration at all the levels, from Accra Hearts of Oak to the FA. So we would make it.
“Many people cannot imagine where we want to take Hearts of Oak to. Maybe they are thinking about here, we are thinking about there. We only need their support, genuine support, the need to have faith in the leadership and they will see that the smiles will be back.”
Accra Hearts of Oak have not played in Africa since 2015, when they succumbed to Esperance de Tunis in the last round of qualifying for CAF Confederation Cup group stages.