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Kim Grant to lead Accra Hearts Of Oak in a new direction

Kim Grant (left) is presented as the new coach of Hearts of Oak by club ceo Mark Nooman in Acrra, Ghana on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. (Photo by Sammy Heywood Okine)
by Sammy Heywood Okine, AIPS Member

Accra, November 9, 2018 - Glorious Accra Hearts of Oak chalked another milestone on Wednesday with the unveiling of the new Director of Football and first team coach Kim Grant.

The former Black Stars player, who also played for West Bromwich and coached Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs and Elmina Sharks among others, was introduced by CEO Mark Nooman. In his formal remarks Nooman disclosed that Hearts are building a programme for excellence by engaging the best person for the job.

He said: “Hearts will win with class, lose with dignity and never say die. Hearts is no ordinary club, we took our time to select the best man as our head coach.”

Kim Grant stated that he is ready and prepared for the challenge looking forward to the successful future. He said: “I know about the rich history of Accra Hearts of Oak and will do my best to make it better. A lot of changes are coming as we path a new direction. There is so much negativity which must be turned to be positive. We hope to be successful on and off the pitch. Our philosophy and mental approach to games must be positive.”

Grant, who signed a three-year deal, which runs from December, stressed that he wants challenges as he takes the right direction and decisions that will favour the club, and hopes to stay at Hearts for a long time. Grant, 46, played for Charlton Athletic, Millwall and Luton Town during his active days as a footballer. He boasts 14 international appearances and one goal for Ghana. He holds a UEFA A Pro coaching license, and will succeed interim coach Seth Hoffman.

Nooman highlighted that Hearts is the biggest club in Ghana and need a strong foundation and a new direction with a new coach who understands the terrain and has passion to succeed against all odds. He disclosed that Hearts are targeting to mobilize supporters, dominate the local league and conquer Africa again.

Accra Hearts of Oak were founded in 1911. They enjoy very active following on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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