Sports News of Wednesday, 2 December 2015
The board of Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak has rejected a long list of key players, including captain Robin Gnagne and talented Paul Acquah, put on the transfer list by Japanese coach Kenichi Yastuhasi, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
Among some of the frozen out high-profile players include Ollenu Ashitey, Emmanuel Hayford, Richard Yamoah as well as Isaac Oduro and Eric Kumi were all put on the transfer list by the coach.
However, a four-hour board meeting on Tuesday rejected some of the players put on the transfer list with members not impressed with the inclusion of key players Gnagne, Acquah and a few others.
But players like Mumuni and Boampong have been approved for flogging which means they could be loaned out.
The club has already confirmed the departure of striker Gilbert Fiamenyo as well as midfielder Kofi Abanga
Fiamenyo, an ex-Heart of Lions striker, refused contract extension following constant scrutiny over his performance last season.
Perhaps the axing Boampong will come as little surprise as the former Ghana Under-20 defender failed to impress on his return to the club.
Boampong, the junior brother of ex-Hearts defender Dan Coleman was miserably poor, leading to the decision to exclude him from the club’s 28-man squad for next season.
Striker Adjei has suffered a similar fate after his career was blighted with recurrent injuries despite his fine showing at the club.
Defender Kwaku Andoh has also abrogated his contract with the club, even though he had one year left to conclude his contract.
Hearts are in deep financial crisis amid bitter power struggle which has rocked the former African champions for the past three seasons.
Majority shareholder Togbe Afede XIV has come under mounting pressure over the club’s no-show in the transfer market.
The club have been in constant self-denial despite the jury being out with their lack of financial warchest hindering their quest to attract big-name players.