Togbe Afede needs tycoons and 'mafia' to end Hearts of Oak's 13 years trophy drought - Harry Zakour

Published on: 08 April 2021

Former Chief Executive Officer of Hearts of Oak, Harry Zakour beleives Hearts of Oak need tycoons and 'mafia' to end their 13 years Ghana Premier League trophy drought.

The Phobians have not won the title since 2009 which has led to the supporters of the club calling for the exit of the club's majority shareholder, Togbe Afede XIV.

However, the club's celebrated former chairman Harry Zakour, who led the side to clinch the Africa Champions League in 2000, is advocating for the infiltration of "mafia and tycoons" to help the side end to return to their successful days.

"Accra Hearts of Oak has totally changed. I am not saying Togbe is not doing well. He is okay! I think he is doing his best," he said

"He has bought them a bus. I bought the secretariat in my time and I bought them the old bus they were using and the Pobiman land, we bought it with the late Frank Sowah in my time. I was his vice when we bought that land.

" And I think he is building something over there and I won't say he is doing badly.

"But, you see, football administration is a different thing altogether. It's not done like a normal business.

"You must have some mafias and tycoons in there to help you win."

Hearts of Oak currently sit 4th on the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League summit with 30 points and will play Ashgold in their matchday 19 games at the Len Clay this weekend.