Ghanaian football legend Abedi Ayew Pele has praised Hearts of Oak’s board chairman, Togbe Afede XIV, for his impactful contributions to the club’s development.
Togbe Afede, the majority shareholder since 2011, has played a key role in the team’s growth, exemplified by initiatives such as the Pobiman Complex, which the team utilized this season.
Despite Hearts of Oak’s FA Cup elimination at the hands of Nania FC, Pele commended Togbe Afede for his commitment to infrastructure development at the Pobiman Complex. The Round 64 clash ended goalless in regular time, with Nania FC prevailing 4-3 in the penalty shootout.
Expressing admiration for Togbe Afede’s investment in the sport, Pele stated, “He has done a great job. We don’t have money in our game but if he has invested his own money to help the upcoming players, I will always congratulate him because nobody wants to spend his own money into the game today. Nobody wants to do it, so if you see someone who is doing please applaud that person” he said.
Having secured the FA Cup title in 2011 by defeating Asante Kotoko, Nania FC aims to make a notable impact in the current campaign.
Meanwhile, Hearts of Oak will shift their focus to the Ghana Premier League after exiting the FA Cup competition.