Sports News of Thursday, 24 December 2015
Ghanaian giants Accra Hearts of Oak have axed four of their newly signed players for poor performance barely four weeks after announcing their signing.
The Phobians confirmed the signing of the quartet alongside new arrivals in November for the upcoming 2016 Ghana Premier League campaign.
But the club’s technical team have approved the sacking of the four players following their failure to impress during their pre-season campaign in Libya last week.
While the 2000 African champions have terminated their contracts, it is unclear whether the club will ask them to refund their signing on fees.
Hearts fans openly criticised their management for their low-profile signings on the Ghanaian transfer market.
Defender Abaidoo was signed from relegated Ghanaian Premier League side Heart of Lions while the other players joined from lower-tier sides.
However, goalkeeper Ben Doe Atiso could be asked to remain at the club for further assessment by the technical team.
Hearts’ management claim their spent $51,000 to sign the nine low-profile players including the four sacked players and 32-year-old former Liberty Professionals forward Mustapha Essuman, who last played for Vietnamese side C?n Th? F.C.