Accra Hearts of Oak Chairman, Togbe Afede XIV has blamed the outbreak of COVID-19 for the delay in the arrival of the club’s bus.
The deplorable state of the club’s current bus ‘The Phobia Bird’ has subjected the club to ridicule on social media platforms.
A former Board Secretary, Ernest Thomspon in a recent interview revealed that he gets teary whenever he sees the bus.
In the interview with Kumasi based Nhyira FM, Mr. Thomspon lamented that “Anytime I see Hearts of Oak bus, I feel like crying because I was involved in purchasing that bus. Why should the club be using such a bus at this time?
Media reports earlier this year indicated that the club was on the verge of securing a new bus with pictures circulated on social media during then. However, the arrival of the bus has delayed and now the Majority Shareholder Togbe Afede has provided clarity on what has caused this.
According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the delayance.
“It’s the COVID, In fact the bus that we had we were supposed to provide an emergency loan and that was being worked on…But for Covid, they would have been seeing (the new bus),” Togbe Afede told GTV Sports+.
Togbe Afede has further disclosed that the board is actualy working on securing two buses for the club.
“Beyond the big bus, I want us to have a smaller bus that can take executives…Hearts board, management to matches as of Accra.
“I also talk that the big bus probably is too much to be running inner city. So we need a supporting small bus for inter-City and that same bus can be the one that can take executives,” he concluded.