The Continental club masters, Accra Hearts of Oak is celebrating its 107th birthday today.
Hearts is among the successful clubs on the African continent with a CAF Champions League trophy, Confederation Cup trophy and a Super Cup trophy. On the local scene, it has won 20 league titles and 10 FA Cups and was ranked as the 8th best club in the world in 2001.
On the 11th November 1911 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 brothers (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 formed the club in Ghana.
At 107 years old, Hearts is among the oldest clubs in Africa.