Hearts of Oak CEO insists they don't owe any player

Published on: 24 September 2018

Mark Noonan, the Chief Executive Officer has rubbished claims made by a former player of the team, Cosmos Dauda, that the team has not paid its players for some time now.

Dauda, who left the club in the summer made the statements following the recent friendlies with Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium. The matches were played on August 26 and September 2 and Hearts lost both games by a 2-0 scoreline.

Due to the lack of football activities in the country, the two-legged friendly was sponsored by alcoholic beverage, Taabea Bitters, was used to keep players of the two teams active.

But the former Mighty Jets forward said that the match did not make any sense since it did not generate any proceeds for Hearts of Oak especially as players needed to be paid their salaries.

“What is the cause? They gather 22 players 11 at Hearts, 11 Kotoko just to enrich themselves at the expense of the players who are trying to make better careers for themselves.”

“They waste our time and use us to make money. How much did they get at the gate, at least the players should get money since they haven’t paid salaries to the players, these same big men won’t pay the salary of players.”