Soccer News of Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Accra Hearts Public Relations Officer (PRO), Opare Addo has declared the club’s current state does not warrant trophy success but a solid team put together will guarantee success in the near future.
The 20-times Ghana premier league champions have not won the premier league since the year 2008 and inconsistency with regards to results under new Japanese-American coach, Kenichi Yatshuashi gives little hope of one of Ghana’s oldest club ending that round of trophy drought.
The 2004 CAF confederation champions escaped the jaws of relegation from the Ghana premier league during the 2014/15 season thanks to goal difference and it is that heartache the club is looking to avoid going into the 2015/16 season.
The club’s PRO, Opare Addo, has called on the fans to be patient with the team and the new coach as it undergoes transformation in their quest to restore the lost phobian glory.
In an interview with Boss fm, Opare said, “Our team is still rebuilding and it is the aim of management to build the team to a level that consistency becomes its hallmark. Last season (2014/15) Hearts’ performance was not good and this season there has to be vast improvement in comparison to the previous even though the stakes are high and the competition will be keener we hope to be ready when the league commences.”
“We’re building a team but that should not be an excuse for us not to compete and at least at winning a trophy. Hard-work will pay off should we win the league title and the FA cup at the end of the season but the foremost aim of the club is to be consistent this season, play very good football, compete in the premier league and should in case we win it will be an extra bonus for us. The fans do agree the team needs some rebuilding and the task ahead calls for all to be united to achieve the aim of building a formidable team,” he added.
Hearts play New Edubiase on February 20 when the 2015/16 Ghana premier league commences.