Posted On Saturday, 3rd August 2013
Hearts of Oak assistant trainer Ben Adjei has activated what could be a fierce war of words between former Ghana first choice goalkeeper Sammy Adjei and himself after branding him as an indisciplined player.
The ex- Hearts defender has brandished at the former Ghana international labelling him as an indisciplined player who wanted things done at the club for his own whims and fancies.
He suggests the 32-year-old was pushed out of the club for his bossy feeling and lack of commitment to work.
“He doesn’t understand why he should be on the bench; he still feels that the number one spot is meant for him, so if it doesn’t happen, he starts to do things in his own way”, he told Kumasi-based Metro FM.
“For instance, we told him that he would be in post against New Edubiase a week before the match but he told us he would be in court to settle a land litigation issue, hence couldn’t attend training for the week”.
His relationship with released players of the club is growing bad after midfielder Esme Mends also accused him of badmouthing him to teammate Obed Ansah.
Hearts terminated the contract of the former Ghana favourite and included him a 13-player transferlist which was released by the club last week.
Yet Adjei has refused to accuse anyone at the club and insists he is grateful for what the club has done for him during a spell which spans over 12 seasons – a period within which he won the 2000 African Champions League and Super Cup with the club, winning many trophies.
He returned to the club in 2008 to relaunch his career but things turned bad for him with Philemon McCarthy claiming the first choice spot during the era of C K Akunnor.
The David Duncan arrival brought a new first choice claimer in Tetteh Luggard, relegating Adjei to number 4 preferred keeper after McCarthy and a youngster from the club’s U21 side.