”Honest” Hearts of Oak National Chapters Committee (NCC) Chairman, Elvis Herman Hesse Jnr has revealed that the hierarchy of the club got carried away by the club’s fine performance in the NC Special Competition, forgetting to augment the squad with quality players hence the struggle to the premier league start.
Speaking to FOX FM on Monday, the NCC Chairman revealed that the technical bench then led by coach Kim Grant, as well as top officials of the club and supporters believed that all was well with the club, judging from their performance in the the NC competition, but that was a mistake. According to him, despite the attractive football exhibited by the club at the Southern sector of the competition, the oppositions faced were not the best components of the Ghana Premier League and the club should have focused on bringing in more quality players to beef up the squad.
He insisted, that though the current squad of Hearts of Oak is not that bad, the team lacks game changing players, top of the notch players who can make the difference when it matters most, and that remains the problem facing the club currently.
“One of the problems, and I want to be very honest with my supporters, one of the problems is that when we finished playing the NC Competition a lot of the supporters including the leadership, the coach, everybody thought that everything was well with Hearts of Oak”, Elvis told FOX FM in an interview.
“I was one of those who raised the concern that we played most of our matches in the southern sector and we need to beef up our team and add more quality to the team, and I did grant an interview sometime ago and said it but our former coach (Kim Grant) didn’t agree with me for saying some of the players are not quality. Even in several meetings with the MD I told them look, we need to beef up our team”, Elvis continued.