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Infrastructure alone not enough, Hearts must be competitive – Herman Hesse

Hearts of Oak Supporters Chairman, Elvis Herman Hesse wants the club’s top hierarchy to also focus on the club’s inability to regain top status in Africa.

The Phobians conquered the continent in 2000 when they won both the Caf Champions League and Caf Super Cup against Esperance and Zamalek respectively.

Hearts again made history in 2005 when they won the maiden Caf Confederation Cup at the expense of their bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko in Kumasi.

The Ghanaian giants have performed abysmally in their recent Africa campaigns, losing to Wydad Athletic Club, JS Saoura and recently, Real Bamako.

“If we don’t compete at the highest level in Africa, the name Accra Hearts of Oak will not be recognised by Fifa or Caf no matter the facilities or infrastructure we put up,” he told Untold Stories TV.

“What is the position of Accra Hearts of Oak and Kotoko on the list of top clubs in Africa? Infrastructure alone cannot measure a club’s success.

“We appreciate the facilities but the target and standard of Accra Hearts of Oak are very high.

“We know that he is doing his best but our supporters are such that they’ve seen trophies a lot,” Herman Hesse added.

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