The former Vice President of Ghana Football Association, Mr. Fred Pappoe has given the blame to Kotoko and Hearts for Ghana’s inability to compete in African Club competitions.
Mr. Pappoe who is the leader for Accra Great Olympics made this call on Akoma FM in Kumasi on Tuesday afternoon. He is also a business consultant and political adivsor.
In the interview, Pappoe emphasized that, “the most prominent reasons why our clubs especially Kotoko and Hearts fail in the Africa club competitions is that the team that qualifies them for Africa mostly dismantled by the clubs themselves before the start of the competition”.
He also added that “typical example is what Hearts did, you can’t sack Samuel Boadu with a week to Africa without appointing a new head coach, who does that. Kotoko also sold most of their players and when you do that, definitely you will be kicked out”.
“We end up by destroying and killing ourselves before the competition. This has got nothing to do with the FA or the ministry, it’s the club themselves as entities, they have decided not to listen to good counsel and rather they harm to themselves”, Fred lamented.
Mr. Pappoe then concluded thus; “the problems are internal factors and the football association cannot be blamed for it”.
Hearts of Oak will face FC Bamako of Mali in the second leg of the CAF Confederations Cup on Sunday.