Former Hearts of Oak skipper Amankwah Mireku has jumped to the defense of his former outfit over the departure of quintet Joseph Esso, Benjamin Agyare, Christopher Bonney, Bernard Arthur and Abubakar Troare.
Hearts of Oak last Friday announced the departure of the above mentioned players after they failed to sign a new deal with the club.
Fans of the club have blamed management for the situation, but the former skipper Amankwah Mireku has jumped to the support of the club.
”Management can’t be solely blamed for free players exit but sometimes the players decide against extensions but professionally I think management should always start early negotiations with the players if they need them,” he told Nkunim FM.
”Some of the players are ungrateful because players like Atinga, Kizito, Razak and co were all from nowhere but Hearts of Oak gave them the platform but later they stood against extensions and left for free.
”But sometimes too when players from nowhere join a team, they are sometimes treated badly and when is time for extension the players also consider how he was received or treated to decides his future.
”So its better for Hearts of Oak to check how they treat players especially those from nowhere.”
Amankwah Mireku represented Hearts of Oak for more than a decade. He won countless of laurels with the club, including the Champions league, Confederation Cup, the Premier league and the CAF Super Cup.