Frank Nelson backs Hearts MD to succeed

Soccer News of Friday, 17 July 2015


Hearts MD Gerald AnkrahManaging Director of Hearts of Oak, Gerald Ankrah

Hearts of Oak Board member Frank Nelson has called on supporters of the club to be patience with Managing Director, Gerald Ankrah.

Ankrah’s reign at the club has seen an inconsistent start with the Phobinas exiting from the CAF Confederation cup, MTN FA Cup and surprise defeats to Sekondi Hasaacas after fifteen years.

The team also lost to second-tier Ebusua Dwarfs in Cape Coast in the Elite Cup yesterday.

The sacking of fans favorite former MD, Neil Armstrong Mortagbe and the appointment of Gerald Ankrah has not gone down well with some supporters of the club who think the former Ghana Independent Broadcaster’s Association (GIBA) chairman does not have the mettle to guide the side to success.

But Board member, Frank Nelson says Gerald will require time to eventually succeed.

“I understand the frustration of those calling for the sacking of the MD but we all have to give him time to be able to turn things around.

”We are in difficult times and knowing him (Gerald) over the years, I think he we will need time to turn the fortunes of the around,” Nelson said on Asempa Ultimate Sports Morning show on Thursday.

Gerald Ankrah, he said, is a very capable person with a strong mentality and a strong leader.

Hearts are in the market in search of a new coach after they showed their Head coach Herbert Addo the exit.