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Management incompetency, the fall short of Hearts of Oak – Mohammed Polo

Legendary Mohammed Ahmed Polo has cited incompetency among management of Accra Hearts of Oak affecting the progress of the club.

The former legend of the Accra-based club believes the fall short of the team recent times is as a result of those at the helm of affairs of the club, most especially, the management members.

According to him, despite Togbe Afede’s efforts to regain the club’s lost glory both locally and international issues of decision making by management has become a hindrance.

Hearts of Oak has been without a substantive coach following the sacking of Serbian trainer Slavko Matic after five months in charge of the club. Assistant coach David Ocloo was replaced as interim and led the team to a 12th place finish.

But the club in a statement last week announced that they have mutually parted ways with the former youth coach.

ALSO READ: Hearts of Oak announce David Ocloo’s departure 

To mention few among the problems affecting his former club, Mohammed Polo cited inconsistencies in coaches’ appointments, lack of quality player recruitments and others.

“The issues confronting Hearts of Accra stem from a lack of quality in the coaching staff, players, and management. Togbe Afede is investing heavily on the club, but the management is failing to make things right. They cannot find a good coach. They are unable to attract excellent players to play for the club.

It’s a major issue, and we have no idea what they’re doing. They are still unable to find a suitable coach. We’ve also learned that several of the players are quitting the club.,” he said in an interview.

He furthered and bemoaned about the concerns of supporters of the team citing how perturbed they have been in successive seasons.

“The supporters are concerned because management is not performing, it is incompetent, and the club would have no future if proper precautions were not taken. The traditional leader invests heavily, but the management team fails to deliver. The club is currently in a bad state and is no longer sustainable as we knew it,” Mohammed Polo hinted.

Mohammed Polo who scored over 100 goals at Accra Hearts of Oak spent years of his soccer career playing as a left winger in the 1970s and the 1980s and helped them won several titles at the club.

He played alongside Mama Acquah, Anas Seidu, Peter Lamptey and Robert Hammond and many more who were known as the “Fearsome Five.”

As a coach, the dribbling magician as known in the footballing industry managed Hearts of Oak between the 2013-14 football season.

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