Gbese Mantse and President of the Gbese Traditional Stool, Nii Ayi-Bonte II has backed Togbe Afede XIV to restore Hearts of Oak to its glory day.
Nii Ayi-Bonte II served as the club's Chief Executive Officer during their historic treble-winning season in 2000.
Speaking at the launch of the Gbese paramountcy, which was attended by Togbe Afede XIV, the Kingmaker of the Gbese Stool, Nii Ayi-Bonte II spoke about his disappointment with Hearts of Oak's current performance.
He praised Togbe Afede XIV, stating, "God bless Togbe Afede XIV, and may he live long, and may everything he does be a blessing."
Nii Ayi-Bonte II went on to say that he plans to work closely with Togbe Afede XIV to revive Hearts of Oak and ensure that the club achieves its rightful place as one of the best clubs on the African continent.
"We will come together and revive Hearts of Oak again," Nii Ayi-Bonte II said.
"The position of Hearts of Oak on the table is not our rightful position. I will get closer to my brother [Togbe Afede XIV] so that we can work hard as we did in the past to ensure Hearts of Oak returns to its glorious days," he added.
Meanwhile, Hearts of Oak will travel to Bechem United for their matchday 27 games at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park.