Dr. Nyaho-Nyaho Tamakloe, a Board Member of Hearts of Oak, remains resolute that the current board will not succumb to fan pressure and step down amidst criticism of the team’s poor performance.
In an interview with Asempa FM, Dr. Tamakloe asserted that the board is accountable solely to its shareholders. He emphasized that anyone seeking to replace the current leadership must acquire more shares than the existing board members.
“No one can force the present board to leave the scene,” declared Dr. Tamakloe. “If you feel you want to run the club, go and buy shares and buy more shares than the present leadership, and then you can form your own board. It is as simple as that.”
Dr. Tamakloe, a former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, attributed the club’s struggles to its ownership structure. He highlighted that the club is currently in the hands of an individual who has acquired more shares, suggesting that supporters can influence change by buying shares themselves.
“The club at the moment is in the hands of a person who has been able to buy more shares,” he explained. “I have myself told supporters if they claim they have a support of 18 million, they have to buy at least 1 cedi each and maybe they can be able to oust the present leader,” he explained.
Drawing parallels with international football clubs, he noted that wealthy investors often fund teams, citing examples like Chelsea and clubs supported by Arabian countries.
“Chelsea will not sit down and have someone come from Russia to come and fund Chelsea,” he said. “So are the other clubs who are being funded by the Arabian countries.”
As Hearts of Oak faces Asante Kotoko this weekend at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Dr. Tamakloe’s stance on leadership clarity adds a layer of intrigue to the club’s ongoing challenges.