Mark Noonan wishes Hearts best of luck in Special Competition

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Mark Noonan

Former Accra Hearts of Oak CEO Mark Noonan has sent a good will message to the club ahead of their opening match against Dreams FC in the Normalisation Committee Special Competition which begins on Saturday, March 30.

The Phobians will open their campaign against Dreams FC at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Mark Noonan, who terminated his contract with the Phobians due to ‘personal reasons and frustrations over the suspension of competitive football activities in Ghana for almost a year’, expressed his happiness over the return of the domestic football and wished Hearts well in their endeavours.

“Very happy for all concerned to see the @ghanafaofficial Normalisation Committee Cup finally get off the ground. Best of luck to my guys @HeartsOfOakGH #AHOSC,” he tweeted.

Fifteen Premier League clubs and 47 Division One League sides have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Special Competition.

The competition will be played in two categories -- tier one for the Premier League clubs and tier two for the Division One sides.

In the tier one league, clubs have been grouped into Southern and Northern sectors, while the tier two has been divided from zones one to three.

At the launch of the competition last Monday evening, Dr Kofi Amoah, the President of the Normalisation Committee, noted that it marked the return of club competition in the country after nearly 10 months break, with the tier one competition winner pocketing GH¢200,000 while winners of the tier two contest take home GH¢150,000.