Dr Nyaho Tamakloe rubbishes calls for David Duncan's return to Hearts
Outspoken Hearts of Oak board member Dr Nyaho Tamakloe insists they will not bow to pressure from fans to reinstate dismissed coach David Duncan; insisting sacking the 50-year-old is in the best interest of the capital-based side.
Duncan was shown the exit under controversial circumstances last week Friday in a shocking development which irked many of their teeming followers.
The irate fans stormed the club’s secretariat to protest officially to the club’s management.
The ex-Ashantigold trainer was forced to travel to Tema to watch the side’s 1-0 win over Amidaus Professionals last Sunday.
Even though his long-term future is yet to be sorted out by the board, angry fans of the club are demanding the coach to be reinstated with immediate effect.
But the former Ghana FA chief has taken a stinging potshot at the club’s supporters insisting the board of directors of the capital-based side will not be pressured into rescinding their decision.
“Let no one think he can threaten Hearts of Oak. We have gone through many of these things years past because some of you were born. So no threat at all can frighten anybody,” Dr Tamakloe told Happy FM
“Let not a group of supporters think they can force the board to reinstate David Duncan. That can never happen.
“If a decision is taken, it’s taken by the board. The board sat for hours unend to come out with what decision they came out with.
“Hearts of Oak is not a club that is going to be run by people who think what they will say will be final.
“The decision was taken by the board of directors. It is not the chairman Togbe Afede who took the decision alone. He can’t take a decision that will bind all of us. So get that straight.
“If a decision has been taken, a decision has been taken in the interest of the club.
“Thirdly we have a member of the supporters union who is a member of the board so definitely it’s his duty to pass on the message to the supporters and I hope he has done that.”
Duncan was seen as the figure to revive their title ambitions after going trophyless for the past five years.