Ghana Premier League side Accra Hearts of Oak has reportedly appointed a new General Manager of the club after the exit of Bernard Nana Adu Gyebi who resigned from the position in February, ghanasportspage.com gathers.
Accra Hearts of Oak have been without a substantive General Manager of the club since 2020, and now one Afia Akyiaa Boateng is said to have assumed a role as the General Manager of the premier league giants.
At the launching of former Asante Kotoko player Mark Adu Amofa’s NGO at Alisa Hotel in Accra on Wednesday afternoon, the middle-aged lady, Afia Akyiaa Boateng was introduced by the Moderator as General Manager of Accra Hearts of Oak in the presence of the club’s public relations officer Kwame Opare Addo, who kept clapping for her.
Though Hearts of Oak has not made any public announcement confirming the appointment of Afia Akyiaa Boateng, ghanasportspage.com gathers she has been working with the club at the club’s secretariat for some time now. Further information has it that the young football enthusiast is closely related to the club’s Board Chairman, Togbe Afede XIV as a Personal Assistant. Afia is in her early thirties and is said to relate very well with the players and staff of the club.
It is unclear whether she will be confirmed as the new General Manager of Accra Hearts of Oak in the coming days, but time shall surely tell. If it comes to pass, she will become the first female General Manager of the club.
On several occasions she was referred to as the General Manager, she responded with a smile and a wave of hands and a few people around cheered her on, which even drew a comment from Ghalca Chairman Kudjoe Fianoo.
Meanwhile, a source close to the Hearts Board told this website that Afia has been working with the club, but not in the position being mentioned.
Since the exit of Frederick Moore in December 2020 as the club’s substantive CEO, the club has not been with a substantive General Manager or CEO till October 2022, when the club appointed Bernard Nana Adu Gyebi as acting General Manager. He however resigned in February 2023, four months after his appointment and the position has since been vacant.