Harry Zakkour former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Accra Hearts of Oak has descended heavily on members of the Confederation of Africa (CAF) Champions League-winning squad following claims that, they still have outstanding arrears with the club.
Reacting to claims by some players of the CAF Champions League winning squad, that they are still owed monies from the competition, Zakkour described the former players as “bloody liars”.
“Which players are you talking about? Who is owing them? We don’t owe them a penny. Every player was given his due share from the CAF Champions league proceeds.
“I’m daring any of them who thinks we are still owing them to come forward. We don’t owe them any money.
“I think they have problems with their brains. Who amongst them is saying we are owing them? They should come forward and provide evidence,” he told www.sportsnetgh.com in an exclusive interview.
Accra Hearts of Oak won the CAF Champions League in the year 2000 and proceeded to win the Super Cup in 2001.
Hearts was expected to participate in the first World Clubs Cup Championship but the competition was canceled later by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).
The $3 Million
According to Zakkour, popularly known as the “Millennium Chairman”, FIFA could not fulfill the entire $3 million compensation to them.
He said they received part of the compensation from FIFA and in the presence of the late Jones Attuquayefio, the compensation was shared with all the players.
“So I can tell you on authority that we don’t owe any player in that squad,” they should come forward.
Meanwhile in our quest to get the side of the players, we contacted Lawrence Adjah Tetteh via phone who was a a key member of the year 2000 squad of Accra Hearts of Oak that won the Champions league, the midfielder said he does not want to comment on that issue again.
“Austin please lets hold on, on this money issue for now and focus on the future” said Adjah Tetteh.