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Sports News of Wednesday, 14 November 2018


I've not been overwhelmed by problems at Hearts of Oak – Mark Noonan

The Chief Executive Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak, Mark Noonan has disclosed that he has not been overwhelmed by the problems that he faces at Accra hearts of Oak.

According to him, he was well prepared before assuming the position of CEO of the club because he knew it would come with a lot of challenges just like every other job.

“As chief executive, my job is to solve problem. If I cannot do that, why then will I occupy that position” he told Adam Adjei on Agoo TV

The former Major League Soccer executive said a problem he did not anticipate was the shutting down of our football due to the Anas Aremeyaw Anas Expose which led to the dissolution of the Ghana football Association.

He described these challenges as ‘frustrating for everyone who cares about football in this country’

Mr. Noonan however said that looking beyond these challenges, he is excited about the future of Accra Hearts of Oak and football in Ghana
“It’s been frustrating for the last several months but I’m starting to see things come together and that is exciting for the club and football in Ghana”

Why Accra hearts of Oak?

The former footballer revealed he developed interest in Ghana because he could not understand why Ghana kept beating the United States of America at the world cup. He added Heart’s rich history informed his decision to join the club.

Accra Hearts of Oak signed a three years deal with Mark Noon earlier this year to manage the affairs of the club. He was the Executive Vice President of MLS. Noonan held this position for 4 years where he oversaw overall strategic marketing and branding for the League and its sister company, SUM.