Accra Hearts of Oak celebrated their 106th anniversary on the 11th November, 2017, but the club has been fingered for poor management in recent weeks as key players of the team whose contracts expired at the end of the season are being allowed to go.
The latest to join the fray was on Thursday when, Vincent Atingah was declared a free agent by the Player Status Committee of the Ghana Football Association(GFA) on Thursday, November 23.
This followed a request the player made to the Player Status Committee of the GFA, to declare him a free agent after his contract with the Phobians ended in October.
His request was granted by the committee on Thursday, which means the player can negotiate for transfer to any club of his choice. Hearts of Oak by this declaration would not benefit from the transfer player to any club.
Supporters and former players of the team are worried about the developments in the club. The latest to share his view on this is former defender Sam Johnson who says that the club is sinking with all these developments. He further adds that all stakeholders in the team must come on board to help liberate the team.
Atingah, was the club’s best defender in the just ended season and scored six goals for Hearts in the league.
Information based on the player’s manager’s dealings in that, the player may be heading to Europe in search of greener pastures.
Its unclear when all these difficulties of Hearts of Oak will be mitigated with the start of next season’s Ghana Premier League tentatively fixed for February, 2018. A scheduled Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders of the club initially fixed for November, 28th has been postponed indefinitely.