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Hearts confirms Serbian tactician Slavko Matic as head coach

Accra Hearts of Oak has confirmed Serbian tactician Slavko Matic, as the substantive Head Coach of the club for a two-year period.

The 46-year old is expected to commence work with the Ghanaian club tomorrow, Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Matić is a holder of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Pro Licence and played for OFK Beograd, Spartak Moscow, PFC Slavia Sofia and PFC CSKA Sofia.

He has vast experience having managed clubs in Europe and in the Asia.

He replaces Samuel Boadu, who ended his marriage in a mutual agreement with management last month.

Matic would be assisted by David Ocloo, who was appointed in October to guide the team in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup.

This would be Matic’s first job with an African side after previously coaching teams in Serbia, China and Qatar among others.

Matic last coached Septemvri and played 29 matches, where he won 12 times, drew seven and lost 10 early this year.

80 trophies including 21 domestic league titles
Hearts of Oak  have won 80 trophies including 21 domestic league titles.

12 FA Cup trophies

The club is the record winners of the Ghanaian FA Cup with 12 trophies.

Hearts of Oak won three trophies in Africa; the CAF Champions League in 2000, CAF Super Cup in 2001, and the CAF Confederation Cup in 2004.

2000 CAF Champions League

Hearts of Oak began their memorable CAF Championship campaign against Guinean club, Horoya FC, beating them 3-2 on aggregate. In the next round, the Accra-based club beat DC Motema Pembe 4-3 on aggregate to seal a spot in the group stages of the competition.

2001 CAF Super Cup

Having won the CAF Champions League the year before, Hearts of Oak earned the right to contest the CAF Super Cup against the winners of the African Cup Winner’s Cup, Egypt’s Zamalek.
2004 CAF Confederation Cup

Having been knocked out of the CAF Champions League that year at the Round of 16 stage, Hearts of Oak entered the new CAF Confederations Cup tournament at the Playoff stage. They earned a narrow 1-0 victory over Senegalese side AS Douanes after two legs to make it through to the group stages. Hearts topped their group which included Cameroonian sides Coton Sport FC and Sable FC and South Africa’s Santos FC, winning four of their six matches.


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