Huge overhaul continues at Hearts of Oak ahead of new season

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Giants Accra Hearts of Oak have continued their overhaul after a chaotic 2022/23 football season.

The Phobians are currently under rebuilding after a horrendous past season which saw them fail to retain the MTN FA Cup and as well finish in 12th place in the betPawa Premier League, avoiding relegation on the final day of the season.

As part of the rebuilding, the club’s new technical team which is headed by Martin Koopman has informed eight (8) players that their services will no longer be needed.

The players include; Faisal Adam Billey, Hamza Mohammed, Benjamin Yorke, Francis Adjetey, Rashid Okine, Glason Awako, Clinton Appiah and Zakaria Yakubu.

Already, the club has officially parted ways with Central African Republic striker Yassan Ouatching after failing to make an impact on the team.

Benjamin Yeboah, Robert Addo Sowah, Samuel Inkoom, Caleb Amankwaah and Victor Aidoo have all departed the club following the expiration of their respective contracts.

Center-Back Konadu Yiadom has also been sold to Ukrainian Premier Liga side FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih.

Meanwhile, the club has brought in new acquisitions, securing the signature of Raphael Amponsah, Evans Adomako and Martin Karikari from Asekem, Kelvin Osei Asibey from Eleven Wonders, Liventius Arthur from Tamale City, Michael Ampadu on a free and Kofi Agbesimah from Bechem United.

Congolese international Kassala Ramos and Winimi Apatasi have also signed contracts with the club after impressing the technical handlers in training and in preseason games.

Michelle Sarpong has also returned to the team after impressing in a short loan spell at Dreams FC, while youngster Hamza Issah has been promoted from the juvenile team, Auroras.

The Phobians are currently camping at the Kpobiman Sports Complex preparing for the new season which is scheduled to kick off on Friday, September 15.

Hearts of Oak will begin their season against Real Tamale United (RTU) at the Aliu Mahama Stadium in Tamale.

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