Hearts Of Oak News: Hearts Of Oak Gets Massive Support Ahead Of Real Bamako Clash Against AS Bamako: The First Lady of Accra, Elizabeth Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey, donated 20 cartons of Red Bull energy drink and an undisclosed amount to the players of Accra Hearts of Oak.
The donation is to boost morale ahead of the African Cup of Nations match against AS Real Bamako of Mali. Heart of Oak legends Daniel Quaye and Bernard Don Bortey also told the players to overcome the problem.
“Hearts of Oak will qualify against Bamako if the club officials give me the opportunity to talk to the players before the game,” Bortey told Asempa FM. Dan Quaye also told the management staff to motivate the players, “at that time all hope seems to be lost, and the best thing the players can do for themselves is to think about themselves and be emotional in because they are the same team that was defeated before
The Phobians who defeated Mali 3-0 in the first leg of the second round of the African Football Championship at the Modibo Keita Stadium will return to the Accra Stadium and qualify for the CAF Confederation. round of final qualification. The mayor in his conversation with the players urged the players and the technical bench to do everything possible to cheer up their rivals next Sunday.
“I appreciate the work you are doing, I am here to encourage you to do more because you never say you are dead until your bones are rotten, that is why we are here to help you hand to win your next game, that’s why we bring these drinks and money to motivate you,” he said. The club president, Abdul Fatawu Mohammed who received the award on behalf of his team thanked the mayor of Accra for the gesture and promised that the team will do their best to win the second leg to take the next step in this competition.
Former Hearts of Oak CEO Harry Zakour called for unity ahead of this game and urged the players to be ready for any outcome. “We have to work hard. You know that connection is the best of everything and if we don’t have a connection nothing will work so we pray to God that everything goes well on the 16th. But if it doesn’t go well, it’s not the end of Accra Hearts of Oak; we still have to build one. They need to work hard and win a game,” said Harry Zakour. The Phobians will be hoping for a repeat of the 2006 CAF Champions League clash against St.George of Ethiopia where they won 4-0 in the first leg to see off their opponents.
The winner of this match will advance to the playoffs where they will meet one of the 16 winners of the second round of the CAF Champions League. Hearts of Oak have received great support and confidence from former players and managers ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup match against AS Bamako of Mali on Sunday 16 October 2022.
MTN FA Cup holders Ghana beat Mali 3-0 in the first leg and need to overturn the result with at least four goals, to have any chance of progressing to the next round. Hearts of Oak apologized to their fans after their defeat and promised to make their supporters proud.
Meanwhile, the heart of the Oak coach David Ocloo is convinced that his side can upset and defeat Mali to progress. “It’s not a joke, I can confidently say that we can change things. We play well. We created many opportunities but we are not a hospital. We have to right the wrongs. They are awesome,” he said. Assistant Captain Mohammed Alhassan speaking to the media ahead of the match said: “I will say, look at how training is going, we are well prepared and focused on the game we will play on Sunday.
“I appreciate the work you are doing, I am here to encourage you to do more because you never say you are dead until your bones are rotten, that is why we are here to help you hand to win your next game, that’s why we bring these drinks and money to motivate you,” he said.
The club president, Abdul Fatawu Mohammed who received the award on behalf of his team thanked the mayor of Accra for the gesture and promised that the team will do their best to win the second leg to advance to another stage of the competition. competition. . Present at the event were Hearts of Oak Board member Vincent Adotei-Sowah, Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) officials, and members of the arts.