It’s difficult to identify good players at Hearts of Oak, says former captain Amankwah Mireku


Former captain Amankwah Mireku has expressed displeasure on the quality of players available at the club currently.

Despite winning the in 2021, the team has been unable to maintain consistency in their results in the previous two seasons, finishing outside the top four in both campaigns.

The former centre-back believes the Phobians' quality players are insufficient to get the required results, which is why the team continues to struggle.

According to Mireku who spent a decade at the club, it is even difficult to single out more than three quality players to build on for success.

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“I wouldn't even pick more than three of the current Hearts of Oak players. They would have to prove to me why they are fit to be selected,” he told Alfred Takyi Mensah on Onua Sports Centre on .

“It is even difficult to identify good players from the squad. I would consider [Amankwah] Baafi and probably three or four players.

He further stated that players lack the demands of the game which makes it difficult to succeed.

“These days players lack an understanding of what the profession entails and that is what affects their performance. For instance, during an off-season like this, they resort to entertaining themselves instead of working hard.

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“This is not to say resting is not good but the profession is time-bound. You can only do that for 10-15 years and fade out so you need to make good use of the time.

Last season, Hearts of Oak finished in the 12th position with 46 points and failed to make a positive impact in any of the competitions they participated in.

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