Accra Hearts of Oak striker Abednego Tetteh has urged fans of the club to forget about the departure of Joseph Esso.
Joseph Esso was recently released by Hearts of Oak after failing to renew his contract. The news hasn’t gone down well with most fans of the club as they’ve made efforts to resign the player, but to no avail.
Reacting to the reports, Abednego Tetteh urged fans of the club to move on and forget about Esso. He added that Esso’s departure presents a good opportunity for someone else to shine.
“Whatever happens, is good. At times we don’t understand why certain things happen in this world. Esso is not a child, he’s a grown-up and knows what is good for him. If he feels like playing for Hearts again, that’s good or travelling abroad, is also fine, to him. We all hope to progress in life.
“I think we should all forget about the issue. Will we call him to come and play if he dies? We should take it like we have lost something that we’ll not get again and focus on the league when football returns.
“No one can dispute Esso’s talent. I have a not played with him before, I have only watched him and I must say he is a good player. His presence could help win the league or lose it as well.
“We will discover someone in his absence. It’s an opportunity for someone too. No one knew Daniel Aftiyie before the truncated league began. There are others who don’t get a chance to play because of Esso.”
“If he had left while the league was ongoing, then there would be loopholes but since we’re not playing at the moment, the coach has the opportunity to replace him before the league starts,” he concluded.
Abednego Tetteh, who joined Hearts of Oak earlier this year and is yet to make an appearance for the club urged Ghana FA to push hard for the resumption of football.
“South Africa’s cases are more than Ghana. If I watch them and Tanzania playing football I became so sad. The FA should push hard for the resumption of football,” Tetteh told Hello FM in Kumasi.
He added that the long absence has affected him as he cant wait to get back to the pitch.
”We have missed the game. We thought the break was going to be short. I’m surprised we have sat home for about eight months without playing football, this is unforgettable.”
However, the FA is in talks with the government over the possible return of football in October.
Tetteh was a member of the Bechem United team that clinched the MTN FA Cup in 2016.
He also played for Sudanese giants Al Hilal, Jimma Aba Buna of Ethiopia and Indian sides Real Kashmir and TRAU.
Abednego joined Hearts of Oak earlier this year, but he’s yet to make an appearance due to the Covid-19 that saw the 2019/20 premier league season cancelled.