Hearts players boycott training over salary arrears

The players of Accra Hearts of Oak have boycotted training to demonstrate their anger over three months’ salary owed them by the club.

Accra Hearts of Oak on Wednesday marked their 104 birthday as the oldest existing club in Ghana, but just a day after the celebration, the club is in the news for the wrong reason due to their players’ decision to boycott training.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the club, Opare Addo, Hearts of Oak management was surprised to witness that action from the players, but they have sorted things out.

“We were surprised with the decision of the players to boycott training. We persuaded them to return home and come back to training tomorrow, he told Allsports.com.gh.

“The board chairman has also spoken to the captain to assure him that the arrears will be cleared and the process would begin on Friday, but because of banking procedures, they are likely to receive the money on Monday.

“However, there are some people when you talk to them they will tell you, they’ve understood, but habour their feelings and do the opposite,” he told Atinka FM.

Hearts of Oak, embarked on pre-season about two weeks ago, following the appointment of ,Japanese coach Kenichi Yasuthashi as head coach.