Hearts of Oak loses founds as Sam George vows to never contribute to the club again
MP for Ningo-Prampram Samuel Nartey George has promised not to waste his money on his favorite Accra Hearts of Oak, instead of using it for ‘ways and means.’
Accra Hearts of Oak, he claims, is in its present state due to “bad management.”
“Every year, I pay close to $1000 to Arsenal as a paid-up fan, you think I will not want to make that contribution to Hearts of Oak, I will but I won’t,” Sam George said on Starr Chat with Nana Aba Anamoah;
“letter from the club stating what the funds we contributed as paid-up members of the club have been used for. I see what the club is using the money for, if I put that money into Hearts of Oak is anybody ready to do accounts for me?”
He clarified that he receives a; every year after paying his Arsenal membership dues.
“I will not pay that money [to Hearts of Oak] and someone will come and put a budget line for me and tell me that 80% of the money went into ways and means, what is ‘ways and means,” he asked.
He claims that he and other Hearts of Oak supporters have not done so because they have not “engendered trust” in the fans.
Sam George emphasized Per year, Arsenal would not give him a budget statement detailing how his dues were expended on “forms and means.”
Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, also known as Hearts of Oak or simply Hearts, is a professional football club based in Accra, Ghana. The club plays in the Ghana Premier League, which is the top tier of Ghana’s football pyramid.
Their home stadium is the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium (formerly Accra Sports Stadium), where they play their home games. Hearts has won the Premier League a total of twenty times, the FA Cup a total of ten times, the President’s Cup twice, and the CAF African Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup once each.
Hearts of Oak was also ranked as the world’s eighth best football team in 2000, when it overshadowed much of the continent’s sports activities.
On November 11, 1911, the club was established. Hearts of Oak won their first major match in 1922, when the Accra Football League was created by Sir Gordon Guggisberg, the governor of the Gold Coast. Hearts have won six of the league’s twelve seasons. Hearts joined the Ghanaian football league in 1956 and have been successful ever since.
Hearts of Oak won the Ghana FA Cup, the Ghana Premier League, and the CAF Champions League for the first time in their history in 2000. This was the club’s most profitable year to date.