According to Accra Hearts of Oak board member Vincent Sowah Odotei, during the second leg of Hearts of Oak’s CAF Confederations Cup playoff match against AS Real Bamako on Sunday, October 16, 2022, the club did not allow Samual Boadu, their recently fired manager, access to the players.
A few weeks ago, Samuel Boadu, who was fired, appeared at the Accra Sports Stadium. He had access to the inner perimeter and is said to have engaged certain players before the game.
In an interview with a Ghanaian TV station, Odotei condemned the former manager’s behavior and said he had never seen anything like it.
“No, we never allowed him. As to how he got there…it’s the same old thing. I mean how some supporters led him and you claim that you love the club. Because that’s going to disrupt the team and the players. The board takes no exception to what he did yesterday because it is never done anywhere. I mean, I’ve never seen anything of what Samuel Boadu did yesterday. Because we have very good terms with him despite the fact that we’ve parted ways. But what he did yesterday, the club will never take an exception to that. And I hope that he will not repeat that.
Boadu’s Hearts of Oak assistant, Hamza Obeng, who was present at the stadium and gave an explanation for what caused the former manager to enter the inner boundary.
“I would want to correct a wrong assertion. I was seated at the VVIP throughout the game with Boadu’s wife. Because it was creating a scene, he had to give in and join them on the field. I would want to place on record that, Boadu never went to the dressing room as being reported.” He said.
Hearts of Oak prevailed 1-0 but were unable to avenge their 3-0 loss in the first leg. AS Bamako advanced to the group stage with a 3-1 aggregate victory.