Accra Hearts of Oak sack Neil Armstrong

Africanfootball.com has exclusively reported

that Hearts of Oak Managing Director Neil

Amstrong-Mortagbe has been sacked after only

just ten months in-charge.

The decision was taken by the club's board on

Monday evening after recent mounting

allegations of misconduct against the FIFA

marketing consultant.

There is also a strong opinion among board

members that he contributed to the departure

of coach David Duncan whose sacking cost the

club a wallet thumping $40,000.

Recent unimpressive results for the club also

compounded his problems but the allegations of

misconduct against the staunch Hearts

supporter looks to have forced the hand of the


"He has been told to step aside and a committee

will be set up to look into those allegations of

misconduct," a highly-placed source within the

board confirmed to Africanfootball.com, Africa's

leading football news website.

"He was told to prepare his handing over notes."

Mortagbe's future has been speculated the last

few weeks in the Ghanaian media but the club

last week issued a statement to rubbish those

and claimed he was still at post.

A publication by the state-owned Graphic Sports

last Monday claimed Mortagbe used the club's

letterhead in an illegal visa application scandal.

This resulted in his arrest and sent to the

Darkuman Police station only to be bailed by a

fellow Hearts board member.

Mortagbe came under scrutiny after how a US$

1,000 gift from a club sympathiser to captain

Moro Abubakar was paid in two instalments

within three months when the amount was

passed through him.

He was appointed in July last year and

supervised one of the club's worst campaigns in

the Ghana top-flight.

Hearts are not in contention to win this season's

league with three matches left and were kicked

out of the MTN FA Cup at the round of 32 stage

by Division One League side Gold Stars.

[ghanasoccernet. com]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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