Hearts Of Oak Board Member Frank Nelson has stated emphatically that the club will not force any player to renew his contract and play for the team amid reports of mass departures.
Reports in the local media suggest the Phobians are finding it difficult to renew the contracts of some of the players whose contracts have expired. The reports further stated that about eight players are on their way out of the club.
Earlier this week, reports suggested that star striker Joseph Esso has rejected a $1,000 monthly salary deal with the club.
But speaking to Kumasi-based Sikka FM, Frank Nelson revealed no contract renewal talks are underway as reported and that the club will only work with players who are committed.
“There has been no information on the contract expiration and renewal of the certain players”, the board member told Sikka FM.
He continued, “If a player decides not to play for hearts, it won’t be a big deal. No player will be forced to play for hearts. There is freedom of movement. We can only engage them in contract talks.
“We are appealing to our supporters to have trust in the board. The project is progressing very well.”
Hearts Of Oak have mot been able to win any major trophy since winning the league in 2009. They will however, be looking forward to augment their squad when Ghana’s new season gets underway.
The 2020-21 Ghana Premier League is tentatively set to commence second week of October based on government’s directive.