Hearts of Oak chief Neil Armstrong Mortagbe has called on the club fans to rally behind under fire goalkeeper Tetteh Lugard.
The young goalkeeper went AWOL ahead of Hearts’ weekend clash in the Ghanaian top flight against Bechem United.
Word on the streets has it that Lugard is unhappy with treatment from the fans over his recent haulers.
Lugard has gone bad in recent games despite an assured start to the season and is on the verge of losing his first choice spot to Philemon McCarthy.
But Managing Director Armstrong Mortagbe has called on the fans to offer the obviously shaken Lugard the needed support in regaining his lost form.
“I will plead to the supporters that Tetteh Lugard remains a Hearts of Oak player,” he told Metro FM.
“He has served us well over the years and in recent times he has not come good.
“He has clearly taken a dip in his confidence and this is the time he needs our support the most.
“He is going through a difficult period and I employ every Hearts of Oak fans to rally behind our goalkeeper.”