Accra Hearts of Oak has announced the appointment of Bernard Nana Adu Gyebi as the club’s acting General Manager.
His appointment, according to the club is “the first step in the reorganization of the management of the Club. The reorganization will eventually end the involvement of non-executive directors in day-to-day management”.
Bernard Gyebi, before joining Hearts of Oak, was the Business Development Manager of Tarkwa-based club, Medeama SC and Special Assistant to Moses Armah Parker.
During his era, the club reached its best-ever position (2nd) in the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League season.
He was instrumental in club branding, especially at the Akoon Community Park, the facelift of the Communication Department of the team, as well as the formation of the Medi-Zealot Supporters Group, among others
Nana Adu Gyebi has also worked with international football organizations such as British Soccer, Colchester Villa, Colchester United, America Challenger Sports as a youth development coach, and the English FA at Wembley Stadium as Fans Engagement and Entertainment Event manager.
He has managed a team of staff for high-profile England FA national and international football events at Wembley Stadium, namely; the FA Cup Final, UEFA Champions League, Premier League games, England National Football team home games, and NFL games.
Gyebi’s extensive football working experience is not limited to international assignments, he also has over 20 years of knowledge in Ghana football, including at the colts level and has worked with Ghana Football Association’s Technical Directorate on international coaching license verifications.
He possesses the skills and knowledge essential for Managing Sports Organizations, Sports Governance, sports Marketing-Sponsorship, Sports Entrepreneurship, Store Design Visual, sports retailing and Merchandising.
Bernard played football in Ghana from the colts level at Kotobabi Power Lines FC, Kawule Babies, BT international Accra and Tema Hearts Babies. Injury truncated his playing career so he established a colts and Division 3 football team called Total Sports Academy.
He was at the Ga East District football club for over 10 years, from 2000 to 2010, and he later joined his family in the UK in 2010. He bought a second-division club in the Western Region called Great Obiri FC, changing their name to Oil City Sporting Club.
As per the release by Accra Hearts of Oak, “Non-executive directors, Sowah Odotei and Alhaji Braimah Moro Akambi, will maintain their involvement in the Pobiman project, and ensure its timely completion. But all related funding requests will be channeled through the Acting General Manager”.