Players of the Accra Hearts of Oak club have been assigned special training sessions at home as the government is yet to approve for football activities in the country to continue.
This is according to their Public Relations Officer, Daniel Opare Addo.
He explained that the rationale was to help the players maintain their fitness levels so as to be prepared in the eventuality that the government gives the green light for the Premier League to resume.
Speaking on Sports Express Show, Daniel Opare Addo added that the players were required to submit a short video of their training to management in order to ensure that there was strict complaince.
“All players have been given special training assignments that they go through on daily basis. They make sure that after going through the training, they send a short a video back for us to know that they are doing whatever we have assigned you to do. It’s all geared towards making sure that player fitness is maintained and player quality doesn’t go down so that when the league is resumed, we shouldn’t struggle to get what we want,” he said.
He further disclosed that the club had signed five new players consisting of one each from Niger, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria.
The two others are Ghanaians.
Opare Addo also discounted claims that the club was only appearing to be busy because of criticisms from the media.
He says that they have set timelines for themselves wand were rather focused on meeting them.
It is not because there is pressure from the media that we are working. We are working based on the timelines that we think is good for us. It is good for the business we are doing. We do not do business in the open space or media. We make that we take our time to go through whatever we have to bring the club and make it successful. The media can criticize, people can mount pressure but that will go a long way to guide us but it will push to deviate from what we want to achieve got the club.
Story by: Princeton Kwabena Wiredu | universnewsroom.com