Former Accra Hearts of Oak skipper, Bernard Don Bortey has angrily blasted the current leadership of the Rainbows after playing a pivotal role in Kotoko’s title celebrations on Sunday.
The Phobians have been in the news recently for various reasons, notably expressing disappointment in their former magician for taking part in Kotoko’s historical event at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Some fans of the Accra-based giants also took to the social media accounts of the club to voice out strongly against Don Bortey, throwing harsh comments on him.
In a response to the comment, the retired footballer spoke on how the Porcupine Warriors hosted him last night with an outstanding reception despite being a former player of their sworn rivals. He further iterated that the current leadership of the Rainbows is not having any knowledge about football due to the act of preventing the existing players to get closer to the former players.
“I am not a legend of Asante Kotoko SC but they gave me a nice reception. I don’t think the current leaders of Hearts Of Oak understand football. They don’t allow the old players to get closer to the team. I don’t think the current players know some of us,” Dontey revealed via Pure FM.
Don Bortey joined Accra Hearts of Oak SC in 2001 from Ghapoha Readers and became an integral part of the “64 Battalion” and a deadly force alongside Charles Asampong Taylor, Ishmael Addo, Emmanuel Osei Kuffour. Hearts loaned him out in 2002 to Al Wasl FC in Dubai, where he played for 6 months. He returned in June 2002 to Hearts where he won the league and shared the Top Scorer award with Charles Asampong Taylor.
He last played for Accra Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League during the 2019 season before hanging up his boots.