Earlier today, former Hearts of Oak skipper Thomas Abbey in an interview with Angel FM made an incriminating revelation about his former club.
Recounting on Hearts of Oak’s 3-1 defeat to bitter rivals Asante Kotoko in the FA cup final in 2017. Thomas Abbey revealed that they lost the match because they had gone 3 months without salary and winning bonuses for seven games were also not paid.
However, former teammates of Thomas Abbey (Samudeen Ibrahim, Vincent Atingah, Leonard Tawiah and Winful Cobinnah) have come out to deflate the damning claims.
Samudeen Ibrahim took to his official Facebook account to write: “I see a single player trying to tarnish the image of all his colleagues with something they know nothing about….. Painful World”
Vincent Atingah as quoted by Ghanasoccernet said:
“Yes, we had some bonuses unpaid but days before the final match our monies was settled in a rightful manner.”
“We got paid after our last league match against Inter Allies before that very final match encounter.
“Everybody knows about the rivalry between this club in the country and we won’t let money distract our shine on that very day.
“We were eager to win that final match but luck was not on our side which lead to our awful 3-1 defeat against Kotoko.
“After the final whistle we were all in total darkness because we’ve lead the rainbow family down on a neutral grounds”, Atingah added.
And also, in a tape purported to be the voices of Leonard Tawiah and Winful Cobbinah, the duo condemned the actions of their former captain and went on to add that the defeat wasn’t due to unpaid salaries or bonuses.