Hearts ready for GHALCA Top 6

GHALCABoard member of Hearts of Oak, Alhaji Akanbi, insists the club is well prepared for the GHALCA G6 tournament despite the hugely negative reports in the media.

Hearts have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks.

The shock resignation of interim manager Yaw Preko coupled with unpaid salaries of players for over three months and fans being at loggerheads with the leadership of the club suggest there is trouble.

“Despite the fact that we are having some challenges, I can tell everybody it has been the work of the media. It is not the case that I’m accusing the media, but they are creating all our problems for us,” Akanbi said with a grin.

“Nonetheless, things are under control and between today and tomorrow we are going to announce our coach.

“I want to assure all the fans that Hearts of Oak is ready to play in this tournament,” he told the Ghanasoccernet.

Meanwhile, Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) Chairman Kudjo Fianoo is very impressed with the corporation from clubs involved in the mini G6 competition despite having postpone the tournament couple of times.

The tournament was officially launched on Tuesday with all six clubs having a representative present at the Baba Yara stadium.

League champions All Stars, MTN FA Cup winners Bechem United and defending champions Kotoko were drawn in Group A with Hearts of Oak, Aduana Stars and Medeama going to Group B.

“There has been a lot of stories out there as to whether we are playing Top 4 or G6 but I confirm to you that we are playing G6.

“Due to arranegement we have made with broadcast holders of the competition, all 10 matches will be telecast live. Let me take this opportunity to thank all the clubs for their continuous support and as far as am concerned all clubs will take part.”

The tournament will kick start on November 13.

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