Sports News of Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Former Hearts of Oak management member Alhaji Fawaz Zowk believes the current administrators have sacrificed the club’s traditions and that has been the cause of their decline.
He fears the club can never bounce back and compete for titles.
Hearts of Oak have not won the Ghana Premier League since 2009.
“Hearts of Oak is a traditional club, if you want to implement professionalism you should make sure the professionalism goes in-line with the tradition, If you remove the traditional aspect from the team, it will be an ‘ordinary’ club,” Zowk said in an interview with OTEC FM Royal Sports.
“This is not my Hearts of Oak is used to know, I’m not happy about how things are being run in the club.
”The future of club is bleak and I’m ready to help if am been called upon, because I was born a Phobian and by God’s grace I will die a Phobian.”
Zowk is also concerned about the slump in form of rivals Asante Kotoko.
“Both Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko are now ordinary clubs; they can win, draw or lose at any time,” he added.
”But, in those days after a game, you will ask how many goals was scored, you will not ask whether we were beating or not.
”Players who played for Hearts of Oak in our time considered it as a big honour playing for, but why are we now chasing players to play for the club.
“The club must target stars and young talents in the country who can bring back the supporters to the stadium, players who can absolve pressure from the supporter.
”They shouldn’t always go for matured and ‘already made’ who cannot change the misfortunes of the club.”