Prince Tagoe, a former player for the Ghana national team, has called upon his former club, Accra Hearts of Oak, to enlist the help of some of their former players to train the current strikers and improve their goal-scoring abilities.
Hearts of Oak has struggled to find the back of the net in recent matches, despite recruiting foreign strikers to bolster their attacking options. In light of this goal-scoring deficiency, Tagoe suggests that the club should tap into the knowledge and experience of ex-players like himself, Dong Bortey, Charles Taylor, and others to mentor the current strikers and enhance their proficiency in front of goal.
During an interview on Angel Sports, Prince Tagoe emphasized, “It’s high time that Hearts of Oak allow some of us, like Dong Bortey, to train the strikers. Those of us who have previously won the Goal King title have a lot to teach these young players.”
Tagoe expressed his willingness to assist in training the strikers if called upon, but he also highlighted the importance of being officially invited by the club rather than taking on the responsibility on his own initiative. He acknowledged that it has been a while since he visited the training grounds but mentioned his familiarity with the club’s management and the sentiments of the supporters towards former players.
“I can’t wake up and go there but when I am being called upon I will show up. I can go to the training grounds but it’s been long. I know Hearts and how the management are and how the supporters feel when they see old players,” he stated.
He added, “Some of the management members don’t know how to deal with the old players so I just try to lay back.”
According to Tagoe, many of the current players at Hearts of Oak lack the drive and determination to achieve something meaningful with the club. He believes that a significant number of them are primarily motivated by financial gain rather than a genuine passion for success on the field.
According to him, “most of the players [at Hearts of Oak] don’t show the zeal that they want to achieve something with the club. Most of them are there for business.”
Presently, Hearts of Oak occupies the 7th position on the Ghana Premier League table with 45 points.