Ghana Premier League giants Hearts of Oak aiming to join African Super League

Board Chairman of Hearts of Oak, Togbe Afede XIV, has said the club is aiming to compete in the African Super League but must first meet the requirement.

The leadership of CAF has been pushing for the Super League, which will involve the biggest teams on the continent when implemented.

CAF boss Patrice Motsepe in February met with over 30 presidents of various clubs in Africa to discuss the Super League, revealing that the competition will be organised in partnership with FIFA.

Hearts of Oak and archrivals Asante Kotoko are the only clubs to have ever won the CAF Champions League/ African Cup of Champions Clubs and are likely to be Ghana’s representatives if the Super League succeeds.

“We identified the need to build up infrastructure, to help us achieve our objectives,” Togbe Afede XIV said, as quoted by Citi Sports.

“It is also one of the minimum requirements to enter the African super League, Our academy is very important, and our stadium is very important.”

The Phobians recently commissioned an ultramodern commercial centre as part of efforts to give the club structures and uplift.

The Ghana Premier League champions also plan to construct a 15,000-capacity stadium to host their home matches.

Hearts are considering establishing a women’s football team next season, too, in a bid to meet the criteria for joining the Super League.

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