Police after 2 Hearts supporters

The police in Accra are looking for two irate Hearts supporters after they attempted to attack the president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi after their 1-0 defeat to Djoliba in the second leg tie of the CAF Confederation Cup last Sunday.

According to them,the Ghana FA has been against Hearts of Oak by not calling their players into the senior national team.

They also accused the GFA of turning turning a blind eye to their request to the Premier League Board’s refusal to an appeal to postpone the match against AshGold in midweek.

However other Hearts fans present at the scene intervened to prevent the physical attack but the police are looking for the assailants.

The angry fans vented their frustration on the Ghanaian FA leader after seeing their team put up a sub-standard performance against the Malian side in front of their home fans.

They claimed the refusal to grant the club’s request for a Premier League postponement against Ashantigold on Wednesday led to the players being overly fatigued.

The irate fans verbally abused the FA boss while others attempted to physically attack him at the Accra sports stadium, claiming he masterminded the decision to have their request turned down.

Hearts still progressed to the final qualifying round despite the defeat after recording a precious 2-1 win in Bamako two weeks ago.

Despite these claims by some of the supporters, the GFA gave hearts $30,000 to help them prepare for their continental competition.

In another development, Hearts management have apologized for the physical and verbal attacks on Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi during their CAF Confederation Cup defeat to AC Djoliba on Saturday.

The club, through its Corporate Affairs manager Joe Addo, has condemned the conduct of their supporters and offered an unqualified apology to the Ghana FA President.

“On behalf of the Hearts of Oak Management I must apologize to Mr. Nyantakyi for the shameful conduct of the supporters,” he said.

“Their acts cannot be justified in any sense as the GFA have been an arm of immense support for our African campaign.

“The GFA donated $30,000 towards our campaign and are offering support in many other ways.

“So for one to blame Mr. Nyantakyi for anything is simply not right. If they have grievances, there are appropriate channels to route them but not in this shameful and regrettable way.”

From Sports Desk

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