Hearts’ CEO Defends Board’s Decision

KnwsAccra Hearts of Oak Managing Director Neil Armstrong Mortagbe has defended the decision by the Board of Directors to hold a meeting with the club’s stakeholders before announcing the final decision on dismissed Coach David Duncan’s fate, stating that it is the best way to avoid another revolt by Phobian fans.

Two weeks ago, Phobian fans stormed the Hearts of Oak secretariat at Asylum Down in Accra to interrupt a press conference and demand the return of Coach David Duncan to post.

“I think it is only fair that we show that we are learning from what happened last two weeks. We came out with a decision, which we hadn’t passed it by our stakeholders and we saw the reaction. It wouldn’t be indicative of the fact that this Board is a listening one for us to come out with a similar decision or a different decision without reaching out to our stakeholders and that is why we are meeting with our stakeholders and after that, there will be an official decision,” Mr. Armstrong Mortagbe said.

According to sources, the Hearts’  Board is not ready to reinstate Coach Duncan despite  pressure from the Phobian fans, meaning the stakeholders meeting is a mere formality not expected to satisfy supporters of the Rainbow club.

*The management of Medeama SC has officially written to champions Asante Kotoko requesting for the services of duo Michael Mensah and Kofi Agyare, footyGhana understands.

The Mauve and Yellow according to our sources identify the duo as one who could strengthen their squad as they ready for their maiden participation in the CAF Confederation Cup set to begin in February next year.

Striker Michael Mensah only returned from a loan spell at Wa All Stars last season and has started in one game for the porcupine warriors while centre back Kofi Agyare who had an impressive pre-season but got injured has featured thrice since returning to fitness.

It remains to be seen if Kotoko will ‘entertain’ Medeama’s request esoecially for centre-back Kofi Agyare who earned special praise from head coach Mas-Ud Dramani after their 3-0 romp of city rivals King Faisal in the Ghana Premier League last week.

The second transfer window of the 2013/14 Ghana Premier League opened last Monday with deadline day set for December 11 at 5pm.


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