Richard Attah, the goalkeeper for Accra Hearts of Oak, claims that he has never observed a player at the club consume alcohol or smoke during or after a game.
This is in response to remarks made by Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, a member of the club’s board, that club members who smoke and consume alcohol.
Richard Attah has repeatedly ordered the club’s coach to rein in the players’ alleged lack of discipline.
“I have handled Hearts of Oak for over 50 years and I can smell and see indiscipline. I have repeatedly talked to the coach even publicly at Board meetings that he is the overall boss of the club,” he said on an Accra-based FM station.
“But there has been a lot of incidents such as breaking of camp and players going to drink and smoke before they come when they have a match the following day. Some players drink and Smoke before games,” he added.
The Hearts goalie responded to the accusations by saying that he has never observed a player at the team smoke or consume alcohol.
“Everyone who knows me can testify I don’t drink alcohol. If anyone has evidence of me drinking alcohol, he should bring it out. I don’t also smoke,” Attah said on an Accra-based TV station .
“I haven’t seen any player at Hearts of Oak who is into that. I don’t know on what grounds our board member made those statements but I can testify that I haven’t seen anyone like that,” he added.
When quizzed if the comments from Nyaho Tamakloe has affected the team, he said: “This development came after the season ended so I can say it hasn’t affected us in any way. Maybe by the time, we return they would have done something about it.