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If there’s any club that cannot be overlooked being in a state of agony and misery currently in the ongoing 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season, is continental club masters Accra Hearts Of Oak.

The phobians who find themselves struggling to put peices together and regain its glory days could see their ambitions prematurely fallen deep into the mud, since three top-notch personalities of the club’s coaching staff called it quit on their duties.

Serbian tactician, Kostadin Papic who had been at the helm of the rainbow boys for three months, abruptly ended his stay with the side following interference of the gaffers job among some management members of the club’s top hierarchy.

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Following Papic’s resignation from his post as head coach on Monday, February 15, 2021 in the late noon, goalkeepers’ trainer, Ben Owu followed suit and pulled down his gloves from the club with decision best known to him.

This, the club’s misfortunes continue to trench deeply, adding to deputy coach, Asare Bediako who left the club last week over unfair treatment. Totalling the latter’s loosing three coaching staffs in the space of 10 days.

However, Kostadin Papic’s decision to vacate his Head coaching post with the phobians came as a surprise to supporters, it sounded no news to ardent listeners of Angel FM’s famous evening sports show dubbed “floodlight” since it reported last week that the 60-year-old was unhappy with the board of directors of Hearts of Oak in their last meeting, and decided to part ways with them had all things being equal.

The hero who last won the club’s Premier League trophy in 2009 following his first stint rejoined the side and replaced long serving assistant coach, Edward Nii Odoom after just two matches of the ongoing GHPL.

The no nonsense Serbian manager having coached in Africa with rich experience, has had spell in Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania.

He has worked with Lobi Stars, Enyimba FC, Enugu Rangers, Maritzburg United, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Young Africans SC, Chippa United, Black Leopards and Polokwane City.

Accra Hearts of Oak having failed to record a win in their last three GHPL games, are ninth on 2020/21 Ghana Premier League table with 17 points after thirteen matches.


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