Ghana Premier League (GPL) giants Accra Hearts of Oak have emerged as the only club from West Africa to win a treble in world football.
The Phobians form part of an elite number of clubs to have won three major trophies in a season on the continent, joining the likes of Egyptian giants Al Ahly, Congolese powerhouses TP Mezembe and AS Vita, North Africans Esperance de Tunis and Mouloudia Club d’Algers.
Hearts achieved this feat back in 2000 winning the GPL title, the Ghana FA Cup, and the CAF Champions League playing some exciting football under the legendary Cecil Jones Attuquayefio’s Class of 2000 which featured some of the finest players in the country including names such as Sammy Adjei, Charles Taylor and Emmanuel Osei Kuffour.
The first African club to set the record of winning a treble in a single season was TP Mezembe in 1967, followed by Congolese rivals AS Vita in 1973. Mouloudia Club d’Alger would win their treble in 1976, before Hearts of Oak in 2000, they would be followed by Al Ahly, who have won a treble twice in 2006 & 2007. The last club to achieve the mark on the continent was the Esperance team of 2011.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com