Coach Annor Walker has angrily blasted the Phobian fraternity for using the name Hearts of Oak as a replacement for the Black Galaxies following their players contribution in the team’s progress in the ongoing CHAN qualifiers.
The MTN FA Cup champions currently have six players in the camp of the Black Galaxies: Gladson Awako (captain), Mohammed Alhassan, Seidu Suraj, Dennis Korsah, Konadu Yiadom and Daniel Afriyie Barnie as they all start in Annor Walker’s line-up.
Hearts of Oak players have impressed the nation with their goal contributions in the Black Galaxies’ last three fixtures against Benin and Nigeria.
They opened the journey with a 3-0 scoreline over Benin through Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Mohammed Alhassan and Gladson.
Ghana also got a slim win over the Junior Squirrels in Cotonou through Hearts of Oak talisman, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh before scoring a penalty against Nigeria alongside Suraj Seidu to enhance their chances of reaching the next edition of the tournament after a 2-0 win last weekend.
The Rainbows has however, used the opportunity to replace the name of the national team with Hearts of Oak to tease other clubs and especially their bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko.
Ahead of their return leg against the Super Eagles, Coach Annor Walker has angrily fired the Rainbows to stop calling the Black Galaxies with Hearts of Oak.
“I always feel bad when I hear people saying Hearts 2-0 Nigeria. I gave them the platform in the Black Galaxies of Ghana and they have turned it Hearts, Hearts, Hearts.
“I feel sad. What if I didn’t call their players? What will they say? Maybe they might be saying it to tease others but am not looking at that side,” he angrily told ghanasportspage.com.
The Black Galaxies will leave Ghana on Friday for Abuja, Nigeria to play the Super Eagles B on Saturday at the Moshood Abiola Sports Stadium.