As far as the league is concerned, I can't say I wish you well' - Akufo-Addo to Hearts

As far as the league is concerned, I can't say I wish you well' - Akufo-Addo to Hearts

  • President Akufo-Addo has revealed he can't support Hearts in the Ghana Premier League
  • The President had supported the team with GHC 1 million for their Africa campaign
  • However, Hearts buckled out of the tournament after defeat to JS Saoura

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has playfully told Hearts of Oak he cannot support them in the Ghana Premier League because of his affection for Asante Kotoko.

Akufo-Addo had supported the team with GHC 1 million for their African campaign which ended over the weekend in a disappointing defeat to Algeria JS Saoura.

In a visit to the President at his office at the Jubilee House, he told the Phobians his desire to see them succeed and make Ghana proud but domestically, he has a soft spot for another team.

Hearts delegation meet Akufo-Addo. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ShabanMo9
'As far as the league is concerned, I can't say I wish you well' - Akufo-Addo to Hearts. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ShabanMo9
Source: Twitter
"I will donate to your campaign the same way I supported Asante Kotoko when they were going to Africa,” Akufo-Addo said to the delegation that paid a visit to him, as quoted by Pulse.

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“I wish you more success in the competition but as far as the league is concerned, I cannot say that I wish you well because the people in Kumasi will be very upset if I say that but nevertheless, I support your journey in Africa.”

Despite the donation to the team, Hearts of Oak embarrassingly exited from the CAF Confederation Cup after a 4-0 defeat to JS Saoura.

Hearts will now have to shift their attention to the Ghana Premier League, where they lie bottom with three outstanding games.

The Accra-based club were crowned champions of Ghana last season and also won the FA cup to secure the double.

Akufo-Addo supports Hearts with GHC 1 million

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Ghanaian champions, Accra Hearts of Oak have been given GHC 1 million by President Nana Akufo-Addo to support their CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

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The Phobians paid a courtesy call on the President at his office in Accra, where the donation was made with the club urged to make Ghana proud in Africa.

In a photos posted on Twitter, sighted by YEN.com.gh, the team led by some Board Members were with the President and Sports Minister on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Read more:

Source: SportsBrief.com