Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak have assured their teeming supporters that the Accra-based club is on the right revival path despite gallantly losing 1-0 to arch rival rival Asante Kotoko in the blockbuster on Sunday.
The Accra-based club expressed gratitude to their teeming supporters for the massive backing they gave the side on Sunday when they faces the Porcupine Warriors.
The country’s top-flight league witnessed one of the biggest matches in recent years as the two sides entertained fans with exciting football.
Hearts managing director Neil Armstrong has praised the club’s fans for showing faith in the side as they rebuilding the squad and expressed his gratitude to the club’s fans for the massive support last Sunday.
“The Management of Accra Hearts of Oak wishes to express its deepest appreciation to the club’s teeming fans for their tremendous support during last Sunday’s epic league match against Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium,” Armstrong, the managing director of the Accra-based giants wrote in a press statement.
“We would have wished to reward our supporters’ massive attendance and wonderful support with a win.
“But the unfavourable outcome of the match notwithstanding, we believe it is proper that we acknowledge their show of profound love for, and dedication to the cause of Accra Hearts of Oak.”
Hearts played the game without four of their key players like Moro Abubakar and striker Hayford who were out because of suspensions and injuries as the Phobians seek to revive themselves after years in the doldrums.
The club’s leader says in the absence of the key players showed the depth of the squad prepared by coach David Duncan who has been tasked with reviving the squad with limited budget.
“We feel that we were unlucky to lose the match because our team showed more attacking verve and created more chances. To have played that well in spite of the challenges we faced by way of injuries and suspensions is ample testimony not only to the resourcefulness of our Head Coach, David Duncan, and our Technical team, but also to the talent and indomitable spirit of our players,” Armstrong said.
“Painful though it is, Sunday’s loss does not in any way define our season. It is only a blip that we will quickly overcome.
“We have resumed feverish preparations for our next game against Inter Allies and do hereby invite our beloved fans to storm the Tema Stadium in their numbers and cheer the boys on to resounding victory.
“We wish to assure our dedicated fans across the country and beyond that the process of Restoring Phobian Glory is very much on course, and will, with their expected support, be realised.
“Phobia! Never say die!!!!!”