A member of the family of the Founding Fathers of Accra Hearts of Oak, Emmanuel Nettey has warned if the leadership of the club does not submit to the spiritual demands of the family, the club will be plunged into more catastrophe.
Accra hearts of Oak has gone trophyless close to a decade now which many pundits are finding difficult to pinpoint the exact weakness of the Oak tree.
The great grandchildren of Asafoatse Nettey, the founding fathers of the Accra club, have declared that “the club shall never see success in its quest to win a league title, continental trophy or any competitive trophy if current management of the club refuses to pay homage to the Nettey family.
The 2000 CAF Champions League champion club was founded by Asafoatse Nettey of blessed memory on November 11, 1911, 106 years ago, and has since been operating as a traditional club.
The club has enjoyed an enviable success streak in the Ghana Premier League including a record six consecutive crowning as champions of the local league, as well as winning the CAF Champions League, the CAF Super Cup and the Confederation Cup.
Speaking to the media in an interview, Emmanuel Nettey the leader of the family of founding fathers of Hearts of Oak accused the current management of the club of disrespecting the traditions and traditional founding fathers of the club, ignoring normal practices that have seen the club enjoy its previous successes.
The club in 2011, under the leadership of Togbe Afede XIV floated shares, placing the club on the stock market and de-traditionalizing it, a move that has angered the Nettey family.
According to the family, Togbe Afede XIV has refused on countless occasions to visit the Nettey family for education on the spiritual direction of the club despite several letters sent to him calling for his presence.
“Due to the disobedience of the current leadership of the club, we want to tell them that, until they come home here and return the club to its original roots, Hearts of Oak will remain wandering”, Emmanuel Nettey told the media.
By: ATL FM SPORTS