Hearts supporters urged to patronise club’s matches

Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club over the weekend commemorated the 10th anniversary of their CAF Confederation Cup victory with a call on its supporters to patronise the club’s matches to serve as a booster as they aim to stage a repeat of the performance that won them the league and the continental silverware.

Chairman of the National Chapters Coordinating Committee (NCCC), Mr. Braimah Atuahene who made the call said supporters play an integral role in the success of any team and if Hearts wants to get to the pinnacle of Ghana soccer again, then it was important supporters played their role.

In view of this, Mr. Atuahene assured that the NCCC would embark on a number of activities geared at encouraging and motivating the fans to throng the stadia to support the team.

He disclosed that the NCCC is considering a number of measures to ensure that the fans return to the stadium, adding that, ‘ we would be looking at hiring buses to convey fans to and from the stadium or introduce some form of subsidy to ensure all supporters are able to turn up.’

According to Mr. Atuahene, the role of supporters was pivotal in winning any tournament both locally and on the continental front, adding that, the victory in 2005 was possible because, NCCC created the awareness and made the supporters aware of their roles. The players responded well and fought to win the trophy. That served as a source of motivation for the players to give off their best at the tournament.’

He said the operations of supporters were well coordinated through the regional and national chapters to ensure that everything went on smoothly for the club to lift the trophy, he added.

He noted that some traditional practices would be revisited to makes sure a sizeable number of supporters follow the team when they are playing away matches.

“It is possible for Accra Hearts of Oak to win the cup again and we are ready to do all that it takes to bring the trophy home again”, he stressed.

By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

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