Board Chairman of Ghana Premier League side Accra Hearts of Oak SC, Togbe Afede XIV has revealed that but for the Coronavirus crisis, the Phobians would have unveiled their new bus.
The deplorable state of the club’s current bus ‘The Phobia Bird’ has subjected the club to ridicule on social media platforms by rival clubs and their fans.
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.
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 Coronavirus pandemic is responsible for the delay in unveiling their new bus.
“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 actually 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 match as of Accra.
“I also talk that the big bus probably is too much to be running an 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.