Former Asante Kotoko forward Sadick Adams has advised Daniel Afriyie Barnieh on his contract extension at Hearts of Oak.
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh’s contract at the club he joined as a free agent in December 2020 will expire at the end of this month. Per reports, the Black Stars forward has turned down numerous contract offers from the club and he’s likely to leave for free.
In a Facebook post, Sadick Adams advised Barnieh to be strong and be bold enough to make a good decision that will benefit him even after retirement.
The Facebook post read: “Be strong and bold enough to make a good decision that will benefit you, in the end you bear your own cross. And when it turns out to be good those who were against you will come and have a bite of it, and when it turns out to be bad, you will be left alone to carry your own cross”
“Officially, you haven’t make or said anything concerning you renewing with hearts of oak or not, but curses and a lot have been already said, so in case you renew and stayed where will the curses be directed to?”
“I pray for you the decision you make, will be good one and you going all the way to make it out there so those wishing you to fail so they can say yes yes we said it, they can later bow their head to shame …In all, keep a good relationship …GOODLUCK…This is football and Ghanaian players deserves better..ADA99,″ the post ended.
Meanwhile, erstwhile Coach of Hearts of Oak, Kim Grant has leapt to the defense of Daniel Afriyie Barnieh over the situation.
“He’s played two years for the club. He has been successful in helping the club win championships and qualify for Africa,” said Kim Grant who managed the team from 2018-2019.
“The player has every right to refuse the new contract but you have to look at Hearts of Oak, why did they not put a new contract before he was very very successful.”
“He is not selfish, he is a football player. He wants to play in the best leagues in the world. I think people should be kind to Barnieh a bit,” he added.