Hearts of Oak have announced changes to their captaincy, as reported by MahamaShaibu.com.
According to the report, Abdul-Aziz Nurudeen has been named as the new captain of the team. The hardworking midfielder joined the club in January 2020 and is currently the second-longest-serving player, with Richmond Ayi being the only player who has been at the club longer.
Abdul Aziz, whose time at Hearts of Oak has been marred by injuries, captained the team in their recent matches, including the 1-0 win against Nsoatreman and the 1-0 defeat to Bofoakwa in Sunyani, where he came on as a substitute in the second half.
The former Black Meteors midfielder will now permanently wear the captain’s armband, taking over from Fatawu Mohammed, who left the team midway through the last season.
Richmond Ayi, the longest-serving player, will serve as the first deputy captain, new signing David Oppong Afrane will be the second deputy captain, and Eric Esso, who briefly wore the armband last season, will serve as the third deputy captain.
The newly appointed leadership team is expected to make a positive impact on the team as they seek to bounce back from a challenging 2022/23 season.
If reports are accurate, the official announcement of these changes is expected to be made in the coming days.
In the meantime, Hearts of Oak will face Dreams FC in Gameweek four of the ongoing betPawa Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, October 8. The Phobians are aiming for their second win of the season and hoping to put behind the 1-0 defeat to Bofoakwa Tano last weekend.