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Samuel Boadu was sacked by Togbe Afede – Odotei Sowah explains

Hearts of Oak board member Vincent Odotei Sowah has responded to claims of leading decisions in the dismissal of coach Samuel Boadu.

The FA Cup holder parted ways with the club after the 1-1 draw against Asante Kotoko in Kumasi.

Without a head coach, Hearts played the 2022/23 Caf Confederation Cup play-off against Real Bamako with assistant coach David Ocloo.

Ocloo was appointed two weeks before their clash and had less time to blend strongly with the squad.

The Phobians lost to the Malians 3-1 on aggregate and fans expressed their agitation after the match, blaming Odotei for the elimination.

Alhaji Braimah Akanbi has not been left out of the blame game.

But Odotei has explained bankroller and majority shareholder of the club, Togbe Afede XIV made the decision to fire Boadu.

“There are fans who believed he should stay and some eagerly waited for a sack,” Odotei told Asempa FM.

“But Boadu was sacked based on results and last season’s report and that was the decision of the Executive Chairman.

“He had spoken to Frank Nelson, Thomas Esso, Akanbi and Nyaho Tamakloe even before me and the decision from him was to part ways with Boadu.”

Hearts are yet to appoint a head coach. Serbian Slavko Matić looks top favourite to land the role.

Serbian Slavko Matić in Accra for Hearts of Oak coaching job



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