Hearts to institute monthly best player

Managing Director of Accra Hearts of Oak Gerald Ankrah has revealed the club will soon be introducing a monthly best player award as an incentive for the players to give of their best at all times.

Speaking to the club’s website concerning the new initiatives set to be rolled soon by the club, Mr Gerald Ankrah explained the reasons behind the pipeline monthly best player award.

He said: “As a means of motivating the players to give of their best, the board and management have decided to introduce the monthly best player award scheme for the club. The criteria for it will soon be introduced and the players will be taken through it.

“The initial voting for the monthly best player award would be done by the players themselves; and when it becomes successful, we will expand it to include all fans that watch our matches so that at least players will feel motivated to give of their best.

“We feel currently they are giving of their best but maybe there is nothing to show for it, but this is a means of taking them to next level.

“We are going to engage a company and give them short codes that members can send texts messages, and at the end of the month, the results will be given to us and there will be prizes for the players as well.”

Asked what prizes they have in store for the would-be award winners, the managing director said: “We are looking for a sponsor who would have maybe some electronic gadgets including cameras, mobile phones, and what have you just to motivate them to give of their best for the club.”