Soccer News of Friday, 12 July 2013

Source: ghanasoccernet

Hearts appoint Neil Armstrong as MD

Hearts of Oak have appointed FIFA Marketing Consultant Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe as the club’s Managing Director.

The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the club at a meeting at the club’s secretariat on Thursday evening.

The appointment letter confirming his job, duration and terms of reference will be delivered to him next week.

The ambitious football administrator has hailed his appointment as the ‘momentous’ moment of his life.

“Thursday, 11th July, 2013, shall be a day I shall forever remember till my dying day,” Mortagbe posted on his facebook page

“I was sitting in the Annual General Meeting of the Advertising Association of Ghana when I received a text message from Board Chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak SC Limited, Togbe Afede XIV.

“It was a very short but historic text message informing me that the Club’s Board had appointed me Managing Director of the club I have loved and supported actively for decades.

“What an awesome responsibility! What a momentous moment in history! And what a weighty burden! To be chosen, from amongst approximately 8 million Phobians, to lead the club?

“I can only say, “To God be the glory, Great things he has done” and to thank you all for your kind words, words of admonishment, words of encouragement and words challenging me to deliver my best for Hearts of Oak.

“With God’s help, and the support of the entire rank and file of the club, we shall “recapture the glory of Phobia” and contribute our best for the up-liftment of Ghana Football. NEVER EVER SAY DIE!

Mortagbe was former chairman of the club’s National Chapters Committee-which is the umbrella body for the club’s supporters.