Sports News of Monday, 24 September 2018
The Chief Executive Officer of Hearts of Oak, Mark Noonan, has rubbished claims made by a former striker of the team, Cosmos Dauda, that the team has not paid its players for some time now.
The former Mighty Jets forward made the statements following the recent two-legged friendly match with Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium.
The matches were played on August 26 and September 2 and Hearts lost both games by a 2-0 scoreline.
Alcoholic beverage, Taabea Bitters was the headline sponsors in the absence of football activities. The matches was used to keep players of the two teams active.
But according to Dauda, the match did not make any sense since it did not generate any proceeds for Hearts of Oak especially as players needed to be paid their salaries.
“What is the cause? They gather 22 players 11 at Hearts, 11 Kotoko just to enrich themselves at the expense of the players who are trying to make better careers for themselves.
“They waste our time and use us to make money. How much did they get at the gate, at least the players should get money since they haven’t paid salaries to the players, these same big men won’t pay the salary of players.”