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Sports News of Thursday, 26 March 2020


I want to be knighted before I die - Harry Zakkour

Veteran football administrator and former Hearts of Oak Chairman, Harry Zakkour says he wants to be knighted for his contribution to Ghana Football while he is still alive.

Harry Zakkour led the Phobians to win their first-ever CAF Champions League trophy and the maiden edition of the CAF Confederation Cup after beating rivals Asante Kotoko on penalties.

According to the man who is the last club chairman to bring in an African club trophy to Ghana, he does not want Ghanaians to honour him posthumously but wants to be honoured as a ‘Sir’ for his contributions.

Speaking with Joy FM, he said: "I don't want to be dead before I will be honoured but I want to be honoured as Sir because I hear all sort of news that I'm dead but I'm still here."

Though he achieved a lot of success with the rainbow club, he admitted that it has been a long time since he went to the stadium to watch Hearts of Oak games.

"I don't even remember the last time I went to the stadium. I wanted to go the last time when Hearts played Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium but something came up so I couldn't go, unfortunately, we lost the game."

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