Hearts of Oak intends resurrecting its old players association (AHOOPA) by providing funds to cater for needy members.
The move forms part of the club’s blueprint towards ‘Restoring Phobian Glory’ presented by managing director Neil Armstrong Mortagbe last week.
The club’s new administration under the FIFA Marketing expert wants to raise funds through its enhance corporate network and sponsorship category of the blueprint to cater for its old players.
“We want to build the club both on and off the pitch and to do this we need to capture the soul of the club including players who have once excited and served this club with distinction,” Mortagbe said at the press conference.
“I see some of our former players and it makes me sad. Player who have given their all for this club and they live like paupers.
“This can’t be, we need to cater for these people if we are to be great again and that is what we intends to do as they have a big role to play in orienting our current players to the rich history and potential of this club.”
The move by Hearts falls in line with the Ghana FA’s aim to setting up a fund to cater for ex national team players who are in desperate need of basic needs.