Hearts of Oak board member Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has attributed the poor attendance at matches involving both Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko to the low quality of players.
Speaking in an interview, the former Ghana Football Association boss highlighted the recent President Cup match between Hearts and Kotoko, which saw poor attendance despite the entry being free.
According to Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe, the absence of quality players in the league has taken a toll on the fan base of both clubs.
He expressed concerns that the current crop of players are not of the required standard to excite spectators.
“The sort of footballers we have now are not classy. This worries a lot of spectators. If you look at the match we played the last time between Hearts of Oak and Kotoko, it was a big match but you saw what happened at the stadium even when the gates were opened freely. People failed to turn up,” he said in an interview with Asempa FM.
Dr Tamakloe also stated that the players of Hearts of Oak and Kotoko lack the quality to attract spectators to the stadium.
“The present generation of players shouldn’t think they know it all. None of them can come to the standard of people like Baba Yara or Mfum or even Asamoah Gyan. As of now, being frank with you, neither Hearts of Oak nor Kotoko can boast of quality players,” he added.