Accra Hearts of Oak, the oldest football team in Ghana, celebrates its 111th birthday today.
The day of Hearts of Oak’s founding, November 11, 1911, has come to be recognized as its anniversary.
On this day, the club outdoored, making it one of the most cherished days in Ghanaian football history.
In honor of the club’s historic 111th anniversary, we present this exclusive interview with Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, one of Accra Hearts of Oak’s longest-serving board members.
Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has experienced numerous generations of the club and is well familiar with its past.
The club, which was established on November 11, 1911, has its roots at Accra’s Nettey House, where a number of young men gathered to construct one of Ghana’s oldest still-existing clubs.
The National League, which was started by the former governor Gordon Guggisberg during the Gold Coast era, was won for the first time by Hearts of Oak.
The club has since won numerous awards, including the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup, which led to its eventual rebranding as the Continental Club Masters.
The astute football tycoon reveals the significance of the club’s oak tree symbol, the rainbow logo, the slogan “Never Say Die Until The Bones Are Rotten,” and more in this special episode of Sports Check with Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe.
Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe discusses why its regional rivals, the Great Olympics, can never become the landlords of Accra in this edition of Sports Check with Joseph Adamafio since they existed before they did.
The perceptive Hearts of Oak board member also thinks that success is in the air and that supporters can expect their beloved team to once again rule Africa.