Hearts of Oak coach Slavko Matic was seen at the Greater Accra Regional Headquarters of the Ghana Police Service on Friday morning. This was after he reportedly had an encounter with angry fans during a training session in Pobiman.
The supporters are said to be upset with the team’s recent form, as they currently sit in sixth place in the Ghana Premier League standings.
Additionally, the team was knocked out of the FA Cup after losing to Dreams FC in the round of 32. A recent defeat to Great Olympics has further compounded the team’s troubles, leading some fans to call for Matic’s dismissal through various protest channels.
Serbian coach Matic of @HeartsOfOakGH storms Regional Headquarters of the @GhPoliceService after angry fans allegedly stopped him from training today. The supporters leadership, on radio yesterday, threatened to prevent Matic from doing his legitimate work.
— Jerome Otchere (@JeromeOtchere) March 3, 2023
The club had earlier entreated fans to desist from performing any acts of violence against the coach.
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— Phobians – #MTNFACupChampions🏅🏆 (@HeartsOfOakGH) March 3, 2023
Having replaced Samuel Boadu in October 2022, the Serbian trainer lost once in his first 11 matches but has now lost three in his last four.
His next task is to redeem himself in the upcoming Super Clash against archrivals Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.