Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a Board Member of Accra Hearts of Oak, claimed that when he joined the club in the 1980s, he spent money earmarked for tilapia to help them while the club was on its knees.
Dr Tamakloe joined the Phobians in the 1980s and has served the club in a variety of positions since then.
When he returned to Ghana from overseas, he found Hearts of Oak already led by top executives such as HP Nyameteye, Tommy Thompson, Dr Quarnor, Ambassador Osekre, and Alhaji Tijani, among others.
Dr Tamakloe described his journey, saying he was moved by the team’s condition when he was summoned by one of the club’s top executives as he drove by the club administration in Tudu, Accra.
Dr Tamakloe, 81, stated on the Prime Take Show that he joined the gathering authorities at Tudu to await players who were to report to the secretariat as the club bus was ready to transport the squad to Kumasi for a game against Asante Kotoko the same day.
“One day, I was driving to Tudu to get some tilapia around the Hearts of Oak secretariat when I was called by one of the officials; when I asked what he was doing here, he said they were waiting for the players, and I joined them.” We waited, and just 13 players arrived since officials had to send someone to call these players from their various residences.”
“After waiting for hours, the driver of the bus showed up and said there was no fuel in the bus so we had to contribute and so I used my tilapia money to help get fuel for the bus which became my first investment for the club and finally they travelled to Kumasi and managed a draw against Asante Kotoko”, he added.