Accra Hearts of Oak SC

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Hearts of Oak
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Full name Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Continental club Masters
Founded 11th November 1911
Ground Accra Sports Stadium
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Ground Capacity 35,000
Chairman Togbe (King) Afede XIV
Manager Kenichi Yatsuhashi
League Ghana Premier League
2014-15 13th
Website Club home page
Current season

Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, commonly referred to as Hearts of Oak or just Hearts, is a professional sports club based in Accra, Greater Accra. The club is competing in the Ghana Premier League.

History

Early years

The club were founded on 11 November 1911.[1]

Hearts of Oak won their first major match in 1922 when Sir Gordon Guggisberg, governor of the Gold Coast, founded the Accra Football League. Hearts won 6 out of 12 seasons in this league. In 1956, Hearts joined the Ghanaian football league and have flourished since.[2]

Tragedy

Hearts suffered a great tragedy on 9 May 2001 when 126 people died in Africa's worst footballing disaster while watching a match between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. Trouble started when supporters of Asante Kotoko began ripping out seats in an act of hooliganism in protest at a goal allowed by the referee for Hearts of Oak, which they believe should have been disallowed for offside. Police reacted by firing tear gas into the crowd, it has been suggested that this was an over-reaction. Reports suggest that the gates to the ground were locked and that the rush to escape the tear gas was a contributory factor to the death toll. A commission inquiry did not indict the hooligans in its report.[3]

2000s

In 2000 they won the Ghana FA cup, the Ghana Premier League and the CAF Champions League.[citation needed]

Honours

Official trophies (recognized by CAF and FIFA)

National

1956, 1958, 1961–62, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1989–90, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2009
1973, 1974, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1990 (After winning a protest that declared them winners), 1993–94, 1995–96, 1999, 2000
1997, 1998

International

2004
2000
Runners-up: 1977, 1979
2001
Runners-up: 2005

Players

Current first team

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
28 Ghana GK Samuel Akurugu
22 Ghana GK Gbeti Sylvanus Evans
16 Benin GK Soulama Abdoulaye
1 Ghana GK Seidu Muntawakilu
15 Ghana DF Richard Akrofi
27 Ivory Coast DF Robin Gnagne
29 Ghana DF Kennedy Appiah
25 Ghana DF Musah Inusah
21 Ghana DF Vincent Atinga
26 Ghana DF Isaac Baadu
2 Ghana DF Fatawu Mohammed
20 Ghana DF Joseph Owusu Bempah
4 Ghana DF Isaac Oduro
3 Ghana MF Mustapha Essuman
8 Ghana MF Samuuden Ibrahim
24 Ghana MF Emmanuel Sabahn Laryea
6 Ghana MF Leonard Tawiah
30 Ghana MF Richard Yamoah
9 Ghana MF Eric Kumi
23 Ghana MF Paul Acquah
12 Ghana MF Thomas Abbey
18 Ghana MF Isaac Mensah
5 Ghana MF Ollenu Ashittey
11 Ghana Sam Yeboah
7 Ghana Kenneth Okoro
14 Ghana Cosmos Dauda
10 Togo Komi Foovi Aguidi
17 Ghana Musah Ibrahim
19 Ghana Selasi Adjei
13 Ghana Kwame Kizito

Notable players

Ishmeal Addo Charles Taylor Shamo Quaye Osei Kuffour Emmanuel Adjah Tetteh Lawrence Sammy Agyei Ablade Kumah Mohammed Polo

Managers

References

  1. "Hearts of Oak Sporting Club". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  2. "Hearts of Oak – Der Herzschlag Ghanas". De.fifa.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  3. "Ghana tragedy: Police to blame". BBC. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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