Former Hearts of Oak forward Prince Tagoe has advised the club to give opportunities to ‘real’ talents rather than pick players due to their managers with good financial standing.
The 33-year-old who was speaking to TV3 said the club’s scouting department need to ‘up their game’ if the Phobiansare to return to its glory days.
“The scouting team needs to really up their game because a good player will come but because they came with no manager even if he is good, they will end up picking someone else and leave him”
Tagoe spent just a season with the Phobians but still left a mark in the club’s history scoring Hearts’ first-ever hattrick back in 2004.
When comparing the players at the club currently to back in his day, the former Black Stars forward revealed that the love for the club was extra motivation for the team.
“Most of the players who have played for Hearts of Oak loved the team wholeheartedly. Previously, we travel across Africa to win titles but the recent ones find it difficult to do that. It is not because they are not good but they have to play as a team because traditionally, Accra Hearts of Oak is a family.”
Tagoe was a member of the Ghana senior national team that made it to the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and has played for the likes of Al Ittihad and Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia, TSG Hoffenheim in Germany and Partizan Belgrade in Serbia.
By Leroy Hawkson | Head of Sports | talksafrica.com