Hearts of Oak legend, Yaw Amankwa Mireku has poured out his frustrations over the shambolic performance of the club in the continental campaign.
The millennium champions did not live up to their accolades after a nauseating output in both the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup.
The horrendous campaign started in the second playoffs of the CAF Champions League against Morocco giants, Wydad Athletic Club who kicked out the Phobians with a 6-2 aggregate score line.
They dropped down to the CAF Confederation Cup as a result but failed to hurdle past Algeria opponents, Jeunesse Sportive de Saoura over two legs.
A 2-0 first leg victory for Hearts in Accra was brushed aside by a 4-0 second leg loss in Béchar to peg the aggregate at 4-2 for JS Saoura.
In all the last two games , the 2001 Super Cup winners have conceded 10 goals and scored four.
Amankwa Mireku has slammed the players for their poor showing.
“The performance of Hearts of Oak in Africa is terrible and unbelievable,” Mireku said in an interview on Asempa FM.
“It was a fine opportunity for the club to market itself properly in Africa because this is what we have been calling but for. Hearts of Oak to concede six goals and four goals against Wydad Atheltic Club and JS Saoura, it is totally unacceptable.
“Supporters are now blaming Samuel Boadu for the club’s exit from Africa but the truth is, Hearts of Oak players are not intelligent and if you don’t have intelligent players, how do you expect the coach to perform?
“The goals that they conceded against Saoura is shocking and unbelievable. Are the players telling us they cannot indicate dangers and lift up their performance during games?
“We have all played in Africa before but the planning and the performance of Hearts of Oak in Africa is a total disgrace,” he added.
The former captain’s career with the Phobians spanned a decade with the CAF Champions, Super Cup and Confederation Cup drawn drawn to his wardrobe.
The Phobians will now shift focus to the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League in which they have two outstanding games against Berekum Chelsea and Medeama in weeks five and six respectively.
The 2004 CAF Confederation Cup winners have only managed three draws against, Legon Cities FC, WAFA and Aduana Stars and a defeat at AshantiGold.