The management of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited has stated that the club is not in crisis as being purported in the media lately.
In a press statement signed by the club’s Communication Director, Kwame Opare Addo, it said that the club is trying quietly to manage an unusual and what it views as unreasonable and strange situation over the past few weeks to ensure that it continues to build its brand, provide good entertainment and protect the image and integrity of those who have created those situation in the first place.
The statement noted that the recent conduct of the club’s head coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi is not acceptable and they would address it professionally and in accordance with the club’s code of ethics.
“The Club wishes to assure its supporters and the general public that although it will not want to address the issues raised by coach Yatsuhashi in public, the picture being painted is not entirely correct.”
“Is it not strange for people to turn around and accuse the club of insensitivity when only a few weeks ago these same people accused the club of over-pampering its players and paying too much winning bonuses?” the statement quizzed.
According to the club, it would want to continue to remain professional and address these issues internally and can assure its supporters once again that it is committed to honouring all obligations to its employees and strive to be the best employer in the sporting industry, adding that “indeed the club is very proud of the conditions of service it offers to its employees including the Head Coach and would continue to improve on it and make it the reference point in the country.”
The statement assured all that it would be distracted in its effort to “properly” position the brand and would continue to always act in the best interest of the Club.