Sports News Thu, 6 Feb 2020
Former Managing Director of Accra Hearts of Oak Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe has hailed the benevolent gesture of club midfielder Emmanuel Nettey.Nettey admirably embarked on an act to permeate love through the Phobian circles by reaching out to a disabled fan by name Ataa Aryee.
Nettey presented the disabled lifelong fan an autographed jersey of the club.
In response to this move, Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe has praised the efforts of the player and traced its genesis to the rich traditions of the club.
Read the Statement below
EMMANUEL NETTEY CONTINUES A RICH HEARTS OF OAK TRADITION
By: Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe
Isn’t it intriguing the way the Nettey name is entrenched in Phobian folklore?
The Founding fathers of the club were led by a Nettey
The spiritual home of the club has been served by the Netteys since time immemorial
We won our first Africa Clubs Championship under the captainship of a Nettey
Arguably our standout performer in this year’s Premier League is also surnamed, Nettey….
And whilst I am not certain of his relationship with the Nettey line, the fact remains that he is Emmanuel NETTEY
The news of Hearts of Oak’s nimble-footed mercurial latest midfield dynamo, Emmanuel Nettey’s donation to a dedicated Phobian living with disability has spread like wildfire!! I got emotional watching videos and pictures of the donation.
Yes, there have been donations of various forms by Sportsmen and women in the past, so one might wonder what’s the big deal? For me, the essence of the donation is what is striking!! That the story of this dedicated Phobian living with disability and yet faithfully attending Hearts of Oak matches was told to Emmanuel Nettey and he promptly reacts by making such a symbolic donation to the gentleman!!
And coupling the gesture with the instant impact that Emmanuel Nettey has had on the fortunes of Hearts of Oak could very well become the foundation of the ascension of Emmanuel Nettey to cult status in Hearts of Oak!!
I see Emmanuel’s contribution, so far, to the Oak Tree as a continuation of a rich tradition of service to the club.
I pray that his head shall not be turned by the praise of the vociferous Phobian fraternity and that he remains firmly focused on doing all he can to work with his colleagues to annex the league title this year!!! What a wonderful story that would be!!
And so I pray…….
Almighty Father, bless Emmanuel Nettey!! Bless the entire playing body and technical team of Hearts of Oak!! Bless the leadership of our great club!! And bless every Phobian!!
May the radiance of the ???? brighten our path as we, together, march towards a new glorious horizon for Glorious Accra Hearts of Oak!!!
NEVER EVER SAY DIE!!!