The premier league title defence is still on course, nobody has won the league and so it is not over for Accra Hearts of Oak, this is according to the Chairman of the National Chapters Committee of the club, Elvis Herman Hesse Jnr.
Hearts of Oak’s chances of successfully defending their 21st premier league title which they won last season hangs by thread, having struggled throughout the last 24 matches into the 2021/22 season which has seen them trailing leaders Asante Kotoko by a whooping 16 points.
The club has been very inconsistent in amassing results in the league campaign this season, having won just 9 of the last 24 league matches played. They have drawn 9 and lost 6 in the process, and currently sit 6th on the league log with 36 points out of the possible 72 points.
It has become much more complicated to say their title defence aspiration is still alive following their recent 1-0 loss to Asante Kotoko last Sunday in the match week 24 encounter, following a contentious penalty awarded Asante Kotoko by referee Joseph Kenny Padi.
However, the club’s supporters chief, Elvis Herman Hesse Jnr remains adamant on giving up on their aspirations to defend the title, as he believes that the possible 30 points left to be fought for from the remaining 10 matches can turn the tables around.
“Not at all. If you are a sports journalist you can do your quick calculations; 10 games is I think 30 points or so. So three times ten is I think 30 points and if you are fighting for 30 points, nobody has won the league and so it’s not over for Accra Hearts of Oak”, Elvis told ghanasportspage.com on Tuesday.
According to the NCC Chairman, anything can change and Hearts of Oak can only throw in the towel when it’s left with five (5) matches to end the season, and the club is mathematically out of the race.
“Until maybe it’s left with 5 matches to the end of the league, personally I think we are still in the competition, anything can change. We’ve got some few matches to play away [from home] and we will strategise and know how we go about it”, he concluded.