Ghana’s oldest surviving club Accra Hearts of Oak turns 107 years today.
The former CAF Champions League winners came into existence on November, 11, 1911.
Phobia as they are affectionately known is one of the most successful clubs in Africa with twenty league titles, ten FA cups and three trophies on the continent.
The club was formed in Ghana on 11th November 1911 by a group of young men led by Christopher Brandford Nettey (later Asafoatse Nettey), a war leader of the Ga State in the colonial times and his other colleagues, Sinon-Okraku brothes (Adolf, Alfred and Wilhelm), J.T .O Ankrah,J.A Aryee, Dodoo Annang, Darku Abbey, Mark Nettey, the Solomon duo (Amponsah and Kwashie), the Bruce-Tagoe brothers (W.W and T.F), Willie Ocran, TF Wilson, JDK Botwe, FD Amoo, Peter Malm and Quarshie Coker, Akom Duncan, all players of the team.
Hearts of Oak is the only club in Ghana that has won all the three continental competitions (CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup and the CAF Super Cup.
The Rainbow club was ranked 8th as the best club in the world by CNN in 2001.
As part of celebrations, the Phobians will square off against Inter Allies at the Tema Park in the afternoon.